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Arrests based on June investigations between the Enfield Police Department and Halifax County Sheriff’s Office were made Tuesday and this morning.

“The Enfield Police Department received complaints on narcotics activity in certain locations and asked for Captain Anzell Harris to assist,” Enfield Lieutenant Willie Murphy said. “We’re definitely glad to work with neighboring agencies to combat drug crime.”

In a statement Harris, of the sheriff’s office, said the investigations were based on several citizen complaints within the town limits. Several homes and reputed dealers were identified. Two search warrants were applied for and granted.

Tuesday morning shortly after 7, the sheriff's office narcotics and patrol divisions along with Enfield police executed a search warrant at a residence on Bass Lane.

During the search of the residence with canine Fino, marijuana and several items of drug paraphernalia were located. A shotgun was also seized from the master bedroom closet.

Harris arrested and charged Wayne Bobbitt, 55, of the residence, for possession of firearm by convicted felon, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and possessing marijuana paraphernalia.

He received a $12,000 bond and August 21 court date.

This morning shortly after 7 the two agencies executed a search warrant in the 500 block of South Martin Luther King Avenue.

During the search, nine individually packaged hits of crack cocaine were found under the cushion of the seat where a man was laying and eight individually packaged hits of crack cocaine were found in a woman’s pocketbook in the bedroom.

Harris arrested and charged Marvin Earl Joyner, 66, and his girlfriend Mary Louise Armstrong, 61, both of the residence, for possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.

Harris obtained warrants for the arrest of Joyner following a matter which happened last month at a store located at Whitaker and East Franklin streets. 

Joyner agreed to meet a source of information at the store and sold two hits of crack cocaine. Harris obtained warrants for possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, sell cocaine and deliver cocaine.

Joyner and Armstrong received $5,000 bonds with August 21 court dates.

The narcotics division and Enfield police will continue to share information and follow-up on drug complaints in the area, Harris said.

Citizens are encouraged to report any suspected drug activity by calling the narcotics division at 252-535-1257, Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444 or log on to www.halifaxsheriff.com and click on submit a tip.