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A Hollister man faces cocaine trafficking and other drug charges following the execution of a search warrant Thursday morning on Williams Road.

Lieutenant Shane Guyant of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said the search warrant was executed around 7 a.m. and was based on an investigation which lasted several months. Lieutenants J. Bozard and H. Phillips conducted the investigation into 43-year-old Joey Lamont Lynch.

Lynch was at the residence during the time the search warrant was served.

The subsequent search resulted in the seizure of slightly more than 8 ounces of powdered cocaine, approximately 2 grams of crack cocaine and approximately 100 grams of marijuana.

Digital scales and approximately $114,000 in cash were also seized.

Lynch faces the following charges:

Trafficking in 200-400 grams of cocaine 

Possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine 

Felony possession of cocaine 

Possession of marijuana 

Maintaining a dwelling for storage of a controlled substance 

Possession of drug paraphernalia 

Guyant said although Lynch has never been convicted of major drug-related crimes in the past, he does have a criminal record which dates back to 1998 and includes the following:

1998: Misdemeanor larceny

1998: Simple possession of marijuana

1998: Carrying a concealed weapon

2000: Assault on a female

2003: Assault on a female

2022: Simple assault

Lynch received a $26,000 bond and his first court appearance is scheduled for September 22.

“Since I took office, I have said time and again that selling drugs in Halifax County is not going to be tolerated,” Sheriff Tyree Davis said. “We are going to continue our efforts to put you in jail if you continue to sell drugs.”