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Trafficking amounts of cocaine were seized late Thursday night in a bust on Taft Street.

Captain A.M. Harris of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement 189 grams of cocaine, 148 grams of marijuana, 64 dosage units of ecstasy, several items of drug paraphernalia which included a kilo press and a currency counter and over $13,000 was seized.

In the gallery: The seizure, Carter and Sutton:

The arrests of Michael D. Carter of Taft Street and Dante Sutton of Orange Blossom Trail were the result of recent information provided to the narcotics division. That information received by Agent D.J. Epperson led to a follow-up investigation and two search warrants granted and executed around 10 p.m. Thursday.

The criminal investigation and patrol divisions assisted.

Carter, 46, was charged with trafficking in cocaine by possession, felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance.

Sutton, 45, faces the same charges and was served two orders for arrest from Halifax County for misdemeanor probation violation and driving while license revoked.

Carter received a $10,000 bond and Sutton a $5,000 cash bond for the probation violation, a $400 bond for driving while license revoked and a $10,000 bond for the drug counts. 

They have August 26 court dates.

Harris said the street value of the drugs seized from Taft Street is approximately $13,700.

Additional arrests 

Also arrested and charged at the residence were:
Jaquita Mills, 33, of Bower Road, Littleton, who was served with an outstanding Wake County order for arrest for possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. She received a $300 bond and August 26 court date.

Davares Williams, 22, of Southgate Drive, who was served with an outstanding Nash County warrant for arrest for misdemeanor larceny and obtaining property by false pretense. He received a $5,000 bond and August 13 court date.