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Task force roundup: Marijuana counts; heroin paraphernalia; HCSO arrest

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The City County Drug Task Force this morning arrested a Roanoke Rapids man for possession of approximately 251.6 grams of marijuana.

Captain A.M. Harris said the arrest of Maurice Ivory Jr. occurred following a two-week investigation by Agent D.J. Epperson.

A search warrant based on the investigation was executed shortly after 8 a.m. by the task force and patrol division of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office at a residence on Nation Road.

Nation Road is located off Highway 48 near the Green Store.

Corporal D. Newsome and his dog Duri assisted, helping agents seized the marijuana and several items of drug paraphernalia including two boxes of plastic bags, a Mason jar and digital scale.

Epperson arrested and charged Ivory with felony possession of marijuana, possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.  

He received a $5,000 bond and July 19 court date.

Thursday arrest

At approximately 4:12 p.m., Epperson and Harris followed up on a drug complaint at a residence on Pearson Hill Road.  

During the consent search of Andrew Hardin’s bedroom, five different items of heroin paraphernalia were seized. Harris said the paraphernalia included syringes, spoons with filters and a shoelace.

Epperson cited Hardin, who is on active probation, with a North Carolina Uniform Citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.  

He received an August 2 court date.  

Sheriff’s office arrest

Harris said Thursday around 11:20 p.m., Lieutenant Steven Casey and Corporal Roy Ball stopped a vehicle on West Tenth Street and Wendover Lane in Roanoke Rapids for a violation.

They seized 314 grams of marijuana.

Harris said Ball charged Christopher Gay with maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance; possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana; felony possession of a controlled substance and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Gay received a $5,000 bond and August 9 court date.

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