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Opium trafficking counts lodged after probe

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A Weldon man was arrested Wednesday night on opium trafficking counts following an investigation which was based on intelligence passed on by local law enforcement.

City County Drug Task Force Captain A.M. Harris said Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Deputy M.A. Bishop received information on drug activity coming from a residence in the 1100 block of Washington Avenue.
Agent C.A. Parker followed up on Bishop’s report and applied for a search warrant after further investigation.
The task force executed the search warrant with assistance from Bishop and Weldon police Officer L. Melton.


The ensuing search, which led to the arrest of Frederick Epps, 35, yielded 27 hydrocodone pills, three handguns, two digital scales, a razor blade and rolling papers.
Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Sergeant J. Bozard and his dog, Fino, assisted.
Parker arrested and charged Epps with trafficking opium, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by felon, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He received a $10,000 bond and June 7 court date.

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