ALE arrests Ahoskie woman

Published 5:48 pm Wednesday, March 17, 2021

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AHOSKIE – An Ahoskie woman faces several charges, to include the illegal sale of alcohol, after a search warrant was served at her residence on March 13.

Vernell Twine of 120 Garfield Mitchell Road was charged with two counts of possessing for sell alcoholic beverages without an ABC permit issued by the state of North Carolina, possession of ½ ounce but less than 1 ½ ounces of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Vernell Twine

NC Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE) Special Agents, the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office and Ahoskie Police Department conducted a search of the residence and outbuilding located on the property, which is off NC 42 near the Poortown community.

Numerous alcoholic beverages, approximately 28 grams of marijuana, and multiple items of drug paraphernalia were seized.

The investigation stemmed from receiving complaints that Twine was illegally selling alcoholic beverages from the residence.

“I would like to thank ALE agents, Hertford County Sheriff’s Office Investigators and deputies, and Ahoskie Police Department for a job well done,” said Hertford County Sheriff Dexter Hayes. “The Hertford County Sheriff’s Office along with our law enforcement partners will continue to work together to protect and serve our citizens from all levels of criminal activity.”

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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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