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Task Force nets major arrest

WINDSOR – Bertie County Sheriff John Holley announced that on Wednesday the Down East Drug Task Force made a major arrest.

Holley said on Oct. 3, the Task Force obtained and conducted a search warrant on a residence for what they believed was a known drug den in the 1400 block of Cooper Hill Road in Windsor.

Rakeem Williams

As a result of the search warrant, illegal controlled substances such as heroin, cocaine, and marijuana were located at the residence.

Bertie County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Sgt. Martin Phelps worked the case as a Task Force agent and as a result they have lodged drug charges against a Martin County man.

29-year -old Rakeem Deondre Williams of Jamesville has been charged with one count each of possession with intent to sell and distribute heroin, possession with intent to sell and distribute cocaine, possession with intent to sell and distribute marijuana, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Williams was held under a $35,000 secured bond and has a first appearance in Bertie County District Court set for Oct. 10.

Holley said the Down East Drug Task Force is comprised of narcotics agents from the Ahoskie Police Department, Bertie County Sheriff’s Office, Hertford County Sheriff’s Office and Northampton County Sheriff’s Office.