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Task force, HCSO roundup: Search warrant; evidence destruction

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The City County Drug Task Force and Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following:


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This morning around 8 a.m., agents and the patrol division of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at a residence on Daniel Street.  

Agent D.J. Epperson had been investigating this residence for several months due to citizen complaints.   

During the search of the residence with the assistance of Agent D.R. Radford and his dog, Tony, agents seized cocaine, marijuana, a digital scale and plastic bags.

Epperson arrested and charged Terrance Green, 36, of the residence, with felony possession of cocaine, possession with the intent to sell/deliver cocaine, possess marijuana up to one-half ounce, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.

Green received an October 25 court date.

HCSO reports


Monday at approximately 2 p.m., Deputy Brandon Council stopped a vehicle on Jackson Street in Roanoke Rapids for a movement violation.

Council conducted a search of the vehicle and located a white rock substance later identified as crack cocaine.

Donny Lynn Gums, 54, of Roanoke Rapids, was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine.

Gums received a November 15 court date and was placed in the Halifax County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond.

Corporal Dustin Newsome and his dog, Duri, assisted.


Sunday at approximately 12:30 a.m., Deputy Ginger Weston stopped a vehicle for an equipment violation on Evans Road in Hollister.

Weston identified the driver as Ingrid Evans, 27, of Hollister, and two passengers as Olivia Cashaw, 21, of Vaughan, and Timothy Richardson, 20, of Norlina.

During a search of the vehicle, Richardson attempted to destroy cocaine in his possession.

Weston arrested and charged Richardson with possession of cocaine, alter/steal/destroy criminal evidence, and possessing an open container after consumption of alcohol.

Richardson received a November 15 court date and a $2,500 unsecured bond.

Evans was issued a citation for driving while license revoked, failing to have insurance, and displaying an expired registration plate.

Cashaw was issued a citation for possession of an open container of alcoholic beverage.

Trooper J. Keeter of the North Carolina State Highway Patrol assisted.

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