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Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Greenville Police Department seized 4.4 lbs of heroin during a traffic stop on Monday night, near Arlington Blvd and Stantonsburg Road, according to a department news release issued Tuesday. 

The heroin, which police said has a value of $500,000, was concealed in a natural void in one of the two vehicles, according to the release.

An investigation revealed that Darien Omar Morales, 25, of Norcross, Ga., and Isaac Benitez Sebastian, 30, of Raleigh were involved in trafficking heroin into Greenville, police said.

Morales and Sebastian each are charged with trafficking opium/heroin and conspiracy to traffic in heroin. They currently are  booked in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $2 million dollar bond.

The Greenville Regional Drug Task Force is comprised of Law Enforcement Officers from the Greenville Police Department, Winterville Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, The Drug Enforcement Administration, and East Carolina University Police Department.

The Greenville Regional Drug Task Force uses a focused approach to combating narcotics traffickers within Pitt County and eastern North Carolina. 

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Crime and Rescue

April 21, 2019 - 41 minutes ago

The following people were indicted on felony charges on April 8, 2019, by a Pitt County grand jury. All information, including addresses, is from court records:

■ Brittany Ballard, 24, 1309 Westpointe Drive, Apt. 2, possess stolen firearm for May 30, 2017, offense.

■ Terrance Leon Best, 33, 100…

April 21, 2019 - 41 minutes ago

A Greenville woman charged with driving while impaired was found asleep at a stoplight, according to Pitt County Court records.

Amber Leigh Baker, 20, of 4280 Stantonsburg Road, was stopped at 1:55 a.m. on April 13 near Farmville Boulevard by the State Highway Patrol. 

According to the report,…

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April 18, 2019

A door was forcibly broken down to gain entry to a home during an armed robbery reported on Tuesday, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department.

The incident took place about 4 a.m. on April 16 on the 500 block of Spring Forest Road.

The door of the home sustained $300…

April 17, 2019

Nearly $600 in Nintendo merchandise was stolen during a home break-in reported on Monday, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department.

The incident took place between 10 a.m. on March 1 and 3 p.m. on April 14 on the 600 block of Cotanche Street.

The home was entered…

April 16, 2019

Two men wanted in connection to a home invasion and shooting that injured two people last month have been arrested, Greenville police said.  

Lydell Maurice Carter, Jr.,18,  of 502 N. Maple St. Ahoskie, and Iwanniza Love, 17, of 103 Ford St., Greenville each are charged with two…

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April 16, 2019

When calling for help in an emergency, most people’s first contact is not with a police officer or firefighter. That calm, reassuring voice on the line is that of a telecommunicator.

National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week runs through Saturday and Pitt County Emergency Management…

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April 15, 2019

Connecting former criminals with affordable housing and job opportunities is one way to keep them from winding up back in jail, officials said during a police relations committee meeting last week.

Greenville Police officer Lt. K.Z. Thomas said during Tuesday’s meeting that she sees a lot of…

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April 14, 2019

Pitt County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested a man following an investigation that tied him to several recent break-ins, including an attempt at the Hustle Mart in Farmville.  

According to a news release issued Sunday morning, deputies arrested Hiakeem J’Von Powell…

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April 14, 2019

A car crash in South Carolina on Friday killed two East Carolina University students along with the driver of another car and seriously injured two more students, officials said Saturday.

Shea Crothers, 22, of 17 Avenue F, Charlotte, and James Edwin Stanley, 18, of 533 Oyster Rock Lane, Sneads…

April 14, 2019

NEW BERN — A man connected to an eastern North Carolina street gang is going to serve at least seven years in federal prison for his role in a drug conspiracy from 2012 to the summer of 2017.

Markell Wiggins, 33, of Scotland Neck, was sentenced to 86 months Wednesday in New Bern by U.S.…

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