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Deputies nab suspected heroin dealers

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From Staff Reports

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

Seven men from the Twin Counties and surrounding area have been arrested by the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office as part of an ongoing effort to stem the flood of illegal opioid sales in the area, Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson announced Monday.

“Over the past few weeks, members of the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office have been conducting investigations and making arrests as part of an effort to slow down the sale of heroin in our communities,” Atkinson said in a press release.  

Darrell Edwin Willis Jr. of Rocky Mount, 30, was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking heroin, two counts of possession with the intent to sell heroin and two counts of maintaining a place to sell heroin. He was jailed under a $60,000 bond.

Devonty Janell Pitt of Elm City, 29, was charged with two counts of sell or deliver heroin and two counts of maintaining a vehicle to sell heroin. He was jailed under a $90,000 bond.

Lakeevis Montiaye Grant of Rocky Mount, 23, was charged with two counts of trafficking heroin, two counts of sell or deliver heroin and two counts of possession with intent to sell heroin. He was jailed under a $60,000 bond.

Tylius Burell Daniels of Rocky Mount, 39, was charged with three counts of sell or deliver heroin and three counts of possession with intent to sell heroin. He was jailed under a $125,000 bond.

Jeremee Epps of Pinetops, 23, was charged with six counts of trafficking in heroin and two counts of sell and deliver heroin. He was jailed under a $20,000 bond.

Julius Mckeller of Rocky Mount, 27, was charged with two counts of sell and deliver heroin and two counts of possession with intent to sell heroin. He was jailed under a $20,000 bond.

Robert Alex Guay of Pinetops, 23, was charged with possession of cocaine. He was jailed under a $5,000 bond.

These arrests are the continuation of other operations that have occurred in Edgecombe County. Other arrests are expected as the investigations continue, the press release said.

“We would like to thank the citizens in their support as the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office continues to work hard to provide the service to the community. With the opiate crisis affecting our community, investigating and arresting drug offenders is just one approach the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office is using to slow down this epidemic,” Atkinson said.

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