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Task force makes sweeps and arrests today, Wednesday

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City County Drug Task Force agents served two search warrants today and one on Wednesday.

A warrant served today in the 200 block of Taylor Street netted 82 grams of marijuana, some of it packaged in 29 individually wrapped bags, Captain A.M. Harris said in a statement.

The Taylor Street raid, which occurred around 10 a.m., resulted in the arrests of Mack Shearin and Brenda James.

Investigation by Agent D.J. Epperson led to the search warrant and the patrol division of the Halifax County Sheriff’s assisted in the service.

Epperson arrested and charged Shearin, 55, and James, 50, for felony possession of marijuana, possession with the intent to manufacture/sell/deliver marijuana and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance.

Street value of the seized marijuana is approximately $410.

The couple received January 17 court dates.  


Around 2 p.m., agents and members of the sheriff’s office executed a search warrant at a residence in the 900 block of Franklin Street where marijuana and a digital scale was located.

Agent C. Babb cited Travis Webb, 38, of the residence, with a North Carolina Uniform Citation for possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Webb received a February 21 court date.

While at the 900 block, agents received information of a person with outstanding warrants in the 1000 block.

Agents went to the 1000 block and located the man with the outstanding warrants.

He was turned over to the Roanoke Rapids Police Department.

During the search of the vehicle, due to the strong odor of marijuana coming from inside, approximately 31.5 grams of marijuana and a handgun was seized.

Agent D.R. Radford cited Joel Kendrell Clayton, 30, of Highway 903, Roanoke Rapids, with a North Carolina Uniform Citation for carrying a concealed weapon and possession of marijuana more than one ounce but less than one and one-half ounce.  

He received a February 21 date.


On Wednesday around 5 p.m. agents returned to the 200 block of Maria Avenue, a residence which has been under continuous investigation.

The search warrant was based on an investigation by Agent C.A. Parker and sheriff’s office investigators assisted in its execution.

During the search of the property agents located approximately 8.7 grams of cocaine and approximately 32.5 grams of marijuana.  

There were nine men inside this residence during the execution of the search warrant.

Parker cited one, Wilson Green, 22, of Weldon with a North Carolina Uniform Citation for possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce.  

He received a January 17 court date.

Harris said Parker will continue the investigation of the residence, which is located in the Brandy Creek subdivision.

Estimated street value of the cocaine is approximately $522 and $162 for the marijuana.

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