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Woman arrested on Xanax, marijuana counts

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A 20-year-old Darlington area woman was arrested early this morning after the City County Drug Task Force seized more than 700 Xanax pills.

Violet Sledge was also charged with possessing cocaine as she was booked at the Halifax County Detention Center.

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Her arrest began as Halifax County Sheriff’s Office corporals Roy Ball and Austin Holland went to a residence in the Shelton Road area around 2 a.m. to follow up on a drug complaint, task force Captain A.M. Harris said in a statement.

The deputies could reportedly smell marijuana coming from the residence and contacted task force agents.

Agent D.R. Radford applied for a search warrant and with assistance of the Criminal Investigative Division of the sheriff’s office, deputies seized 744 dosage units of Xanax, marijuana, Mason jars with marijuana residue, a bong, a glass smoking pipe, and two blunt splitters.

Harris said this morning Sledge had lived at the residence for about two months.

Radford arrested and charged Sledge with possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule IV controlled substance, felony possession of schedule IV controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

As she was being processed into jail, a detention officer found her in possession of cocaine and she received additional charges of felony possession of cocaine and possess a controlled substance at a prison or jail premises.

She received a $5,000 bond for that charge after receiving an original $5,000 bond for the charges stemming from the search of her residence.

Radford also cited Sledge’s cousin, 19-year-old Aaron Hammond, for possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

He and Sledge both have November 15 court dates.

Investigation continues, Harris said.

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