Search warrant yields drugs and cash

Published 7:40 am Monday, November 17, 2014

AHOSKIE – Two local men had a few surprise guests to visit their home early Thursday morning. One resident was escorted from the property, taken for a stay at the Hertford County Jail.

Lawmen with the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant at 8 a.m. on Nov. 13 at 402 Boone Farm Road. There, drugs, cash and drug paraphernalia were seized, as well as an arrest made on 36-year-old James Edward Major.

According to Hertford County Sheriff Juan Vaughan, HCSO Investigators Tom Helms and Dexter Hayes served the search warrant. The duo – with the assistance of HCSO Captain Will Liverman, Investigator Brian Pearce, Sgt. Issaii Williams and Deputies Zachary Mize and Charles Reynolds – discovered and seized crack cocaine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia, to include a grinder and digital scales. Also seized was $326 in currency, found in Major’s clothing, and four containers of coins.

Major was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling to keep and store a controlled substance, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was jailed under a $21,000 bond and made his first court appearance on Friday morning.

A second man in the residence, Jamale Lakell Lee, was given a citation for simple possession of marijuana after a small amount of that drug was found under a mattress in his bedroom.

“I would like to commend all of my officers that were involved as we continue in our efforts to slow down the sale of drugs in Hertford County,” Vaughan said.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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