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A complaint of drug activity at a residence in the 2000 block of Highway 903  resulted in multiple drug charges against three men, including one on a count of trafficking fentanyl.

The arrests of Antonio Simmons, 40; Quentin Richardson, 19; and Marguette Sykes, 22, came after Agent D.J. Epperson of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office investigated the complaint at Sykes’s residence, Captain A.M. Harris said.

In the gallery from left: Richardson, Simmons and Sykes

Epperson noticed several vehicles coming to the residence and staying for a short time before leaving.

After follow-up investigations Epperson applied for a search warrant which was served shortly after 2 this afternoon by agents and deputies.

Agents located and seized approximately 5 grams of fentanyl, approximately 174 grams of marijuana, a quantity of cocaine and two handguns.   

Simmons, of Roanoke Rapids, was charged with felony possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine and possession of marijuana.

Richardson, of Durham, was charged with trafficking fentanyl and Sykes was charged with maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine and felony possession of cocaine. 

Simmons and Richardson received $10,000 bonds and Sykes received a $25,000 bond. The three have May 11 court dates.

Lieutenant S. Casey, Corporal C. Sherrod and Deputy G. Martin assisted.

Harris said earlier this month Sergeant M. Bishop stopped a vehicle in which Sykes was a passenger.

The April 13 stop occurred on Highway 48 at Sunnydale Drive and was for a motor vehicle violation.

Sykes handed over approximately 525 grams of marijuana he had stuffed in the crotch of his pants to Bishop. The sergeant charged him accordingly.

Citizens are encouraged to report possible drug activity by calling the sheriff’s office narcotics division at 252-535-1257, Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444 or by downloading the P3 Tips app.