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Thursday, 30 August 2018 22:34

Jefferson St. raid nets fentanyl seizure; arrests of husband, wife

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Items seized this afternoon. Items seized this afternoon. Halifax County Sheriff's Office

A Roanoke Rapids couple was charged today following execution of a search warrant based on complaints alleging the sale of prescription pain pills from their residence in the 600 block of Jefferson Street.

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents seized almost 2 grams of fentanyl and items of drug paraphernalia including three digital scales, lottery slips, a razor blade, a straw, a roll of clear plastic tape, a glass marijuana pipe, pill grinder, bong and an empty oxycodone pill container.

Both the razor and straw had white residue on it, Captain A.M. Harris said this evening. The lottery slips were used for packing the drugs and the tape was used to secure the fentanyl in the lottery slips.

Harris noted in the statement Gregory Weiss, 42, had an oxycodone prescription filled a few weeks ago and as of today’s raid the bottle was empty.

Based on the prescription of 180 pills, Harris said, “He should have had more than 100 pills in the container.”

Agent D.W. McKeel arrested and charged Mr. Weiss and his wife, Laura, 38, with felony possession of schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

They received $10,000 bonds and October 17 court dates.

Harris said in the statement agents have been communicating with the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation Diversion and Environmental Crimes Unit and will continue to follow-up on this case. “Dealing with an investigation with pain pills we always contact the SBI,” Harris said.

Citizens are encouraged to report any suspected drug activity by calling the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division at 252-535-1257, Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444 or log on to www.halifaxsheriff.com and click on submit a tip.

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