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The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Captain A.M. Harris:

Friday shortly after 7 p.m., narcotics agents executed a search warrant at a residence on West Clay Drive. 

Agent C.A. Parker received information Taurean Shaw, 24, was selling drugs from his residence.

Parker was familiar with Shaw.

In March of 2018, Shaw mistakenly called Parker’s work cell phone stating “he had that smoke and to come through.” 

Parker was working undercover and made a controlled purchase of marijuana from Shaw at the front door of his residence when he was residing in the city limits of Roanoke Rapids. 

Shaw was arrested on several felony drug counts still pending in court during that time.

During the search of the Halifax property Friday with the assistance of canine Duri agents seized four handguns, four digital scales, a marijuana grinder, several plastic bags of cocaine, crack cocaine and fentanyl.

Parker arrested and charged Shaw with possession with intent to sell/deliver schedule I controlled substance, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Marcell Epps, of Holly Road, Halifax, was arrested and charged with felon in possession of firearm, felony possession of cocaine and maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance.

Shaw received a $20,000 bond and Epps a $5,500 bond. Both have September 19 court dates.

Wanted Person


Agents are seeking Tyquane Johnson, 25, from the Melody Lane area of Roanoke Rapids. Agent R.E. Ball has obtained warrants on Johnson for two cases. 

Johnson's warrants are for maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance and two counts each of sell cocaine, deliver cocaine and possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine. Johnson is known to carry a firearm. 

Anyone with information is encouraged to call Halifax County Central Communications non-emergency at 252-583-1991, Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444 or submit a tip at www.halifaxsheriff.com.