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Halifax County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents served search warrants today at four houses — two in Roanoke Rapids and two in Hollister.

Captain A.M. Haris said agents have received numerous drug complaints from the community and are actively following up on them.

6 a.m.

Shortly before 6 a.m. agents and deputies of D Squad executed a search warrant at a residence in the 100 block of Dickens Avenue.

Harris received several complaints of drug activity at this residence. No items were seized during this search.

7:30 a.m.

At approximately 7:30 a.m., agents and members of the Hazardous Entry and Arrest Team executed search warrants at two homes on Tanager Lane in Hollister due to citizen complaints and officer information.

These investigations were conducted by Agent R.E. Ball over the past several weeks.

No items were seized from the first residence during the search.

During the search of the second residence deputies located crack cocaine, marijuana and items of drug paraphernalia.


Ball arrested and charged Dustin Washington, 38, of the residence, for felony possession of cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance, possessing marijuana less than one-half ounce, possess marijuana paraphernalia and possess drug paraphernalia not for marijuana.

Washington received an $11,500 bond with a June 26 court date.

Littleton police Chief Phillip Trivette and his officers “were very instrumental during these two drug cases,” Harris said in a statement. “Agents appreciate the information that was passed to the narcotics division.

10 a.m.


Shortly after 10 a.m., agents executed a search warrant at a residence on Hazelnut Lane in Roanoke Rapids.

This was an follow-up investigation conducted by Agent D.J. Epperson. This was the second search warrant executed by Agent D.J. Epperson at this residence.

On March 1 agents executed a search warrant at this residence and located cocaine.

The suspect Michael Garrett was not at home during the search.

Epperson had obtained warrants for the arrest for Garrett for felony possession of cocaine and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance.

During the search today, Garret was home and was arrested on the outstanding charges.

No drugs were seized during today's search warrant.

Garret was also served with another outstanding warrant for trespassing and misdemeanor larceny.

He received a $5,500 bond with a June 26 court date.

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 onto www.halifaxsheriff.com and click on submit a tip.