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

Tuesday shortly before 3 p.m., narcotics agents executed a search warrant at a residence on Saponi Drive in Hollister based on complaints of drug activity.


Agent D.J. Epperson worked the case and confirmed on Friday, a man, later identified as Melvin Evans, 35, was reportedly selling crack cocaine due to a successful purchase by an undercover agent.

No drugs were found during the search Tuesday.

Epperson arrested Evans on outstanding warrants for possession of cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver cocaine, sell cocaine, deliver cocaine and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance.

Evans received a $1,500 bond with an April 20 court date.

Sergeant A. Cash with his dog Bosco assisted with the search.

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.