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Drugs, cash seized; two in custody

SEABOARD – Northampton County Sheriff’s deputies uncovered a large amount of drugs and cash, leading to the arrests of two individuals here Wednesday afternoon.

Sheriff Jack Smith reported the arrests of 28-year-old Alvin Norwood Jr. of Weldon and 40-year-old Mindy Nicole Edwards of Margarettsville.

Both were charged with one count of trafficking opium, opiate, opioid, heroin; one count of trafficking MDA/MDMA (methamphetamine); and one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver heroin.

Alvin Norwood Jr.

The two were jailed, each under a $200,000 secured bond, and are scheduled to make their initial appearance in Northampton County Criminal District Court on Oct. 24 to answer the charges.

Sheriff Smith said that on Wednesday Oct. 9, Deputy M. Brooks and Deputy M. Sledge responded to the public housing area within the town of Seaboard at approximately 3 p.m. in reference to a suspicious vehicle. Upon arrival, the deputies discovered two occupants within the vehicle.

Upon investigation and a search of the vehicle, the deputies discovered approximately $4,000 in U.S. currency, over 1,000 dosage units of methamphetamine pills, and 186 dosage units of heroin.

Mindy Nicole Edwards

As of Friday, Captain Patrick Jacobs of the Northampton Sheriff’s Criminal Investigations Division said the evidence was still being processed. He added that the vehicle was seized and is now in the custody of the Northampton Sheriff’s Office.

Sheriff Smith stated that the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office will continue to pursue individuals who violate drug offenses.

“I would like to commend and thank Deputy M. Brooks and Deputy M. Sledge for their response and investigation with this vehicle and subjects involved. We at the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office are committed to removing all illegal drugs from our communities and we will continue to make a difference to make our citizens and neighborhoods safer in hopes that it will not get to our children,” Smith said.

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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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