Two men arrested for heroin trafficking earlier this month after a lengthy investigation which ended with a traffic stop are now in federal custody and are awaiting detention hearings Friday in Greenville.

A United States magistrate judge today found Clarence Burgess Jr. not suitable for release pending proceedings in his federal weapon case.

Clarence Lee Burgess Jr. was remanded to federal custody pending his detention hearing set for March 27.

A Roanoke Rapids man is scheduled for a first appearance this morning in Greenville after his indictment last week on a federal weapon possession charge.

Michael Rakim Belfield could receive enhanced penalties pending a review of his prior convictions, federal court records show.

Friday, 03 March 2017 06:40

Vincent sentencing moved to June

The sentencing of Wardie Vincent Jr., the first defendant in Operation Rockfish to take a plea, has been moved to the court’s June 13 term.

As his sentencing date draws close, the attorney for the first Operation Rockfish defendant to plead guilty in the case is seeking a variance in his client’s punishment.

United States Senior Judge Malcolm Howard Tuesday agreed to continue the sentencing of 13 of the 14 Operation Rockfish defendants until the June 13 term of court.

A continuance in the sentencings of 14 defendants in the Operation Rockfish police corruption case is being sought.

Friday, 10 February 2017 13:08

Hughes waives right to detention hearing

Ervin Hughes waived his right to a detention hearing today and was remanded to the custody of United States Marshals Service.

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