Agents of the Halifax County Sheriff's Office continue to follow up on drug complaints throughout the county.
Wednesday at approximately 2 p.m., agents were in the area of Smith Church Road and Highway 158 attempting to locate Melvin Ivey, 53, of Powell Street on outstanding drug warrants.
Agent D.J. Epperson had conducted the investigation into Ivey reportedly selling cocaine in the Roanoke Rapids area and had obtained warrants on him for sell cocaine, deliver cocaine and possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine.
Ivey was also wanted out of Wake County for felony conspiracy.
Ivey was arrested in the parking area of Walgreens and was found in possession of two bags of cocaine and 10 oxycodone pills.
Ivey was served with the outstanding warrants and was also charged by Agent B.J. Murphy for possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine and possession with intent to sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance.
He received a $2,000 bond with a February 17 court date for the Halifax charges and a February 8 court date for the Wake County charge.
On Tuesday shortly before 4 p.m. agents went to the 400 block of Franklin Street to locate 48-year-old Kevin Timothy Cary.
During the investigation of Cary reportedly selling cocaine from his residence, Murphy obtained warrants on him for sell cocaine, deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.
He received a $4,000 bond and January 20 court date.
Citizens are encouraged to report possible drug activity by calling the Halifax County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division at 252-535-1257, Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444 or by downloading the P3 Tips app.