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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

November 18, 2018

A 60-year-old Winterville man was charged with driving while impaired after police said he ran a red light, collided with another vehicle and fled the scene according to a weekly review of Pitt County court records and a State Highway Patrol crash report.  

Willie Lee Durham, of 2379…

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November 18, 2018

WILSON — A man who prosecutors said killed his wife and father with an ax and then fled the state will spend the rest of his life in prison.

On Wednesday, 40-year-old Michael Allen Joyner pleaded guilty to two counts of first-degree murder in the 2017 slayings of 36-year-old Michelle Joyner…

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November 17, 2018

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office is investigating an assault with a deadly weapon committed against a juvenile, according to a case report released on Thursday.

The incident took place on the 1700 block of Fannie Road outside Greenville around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday.

The report indicated that…

November 16, 2018

Four men have been arrested in a home invasion and armed robbery that occurred at Bellamy apartment complex on Wednesday, according to the Greenville Police Department.

The incident took place in the 2200 block of Bellamy Circle between 12:01 and 12:09 a.m., the report said. The home was…

November 15, 2018

A woman who died from a gunshot wound on Thursday had been talking with several people near her home when someone opened fire, the Greenville Police Department reported.

Shantelle Pope, 27, died at Vidant Medical Center from severe injuries she suffered in the shooting about 9 p.m. on Tuesday,…

November 15, 2018

A 27-year-old woman who was shot Tuesday has died the Greenville Police Department reported Thursday morning.

Shantelle Pope, 27, died this morning at Vidant Medical Center. Pope was shot shortly before 9 p.m. Tuesday while standing on Tyson Street, according to a news release.

The incident is now…

November 15, 2018

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Department is investigating two stabbing reports in separate domestic incidents, according to case reports released Tuesday.

A 22-year-old woman suffered minor injuries in an assault involving a knife or cutting instrument at a home in the 2500 block of Ostrich Lane…

November 14, 2018

Someone kicked open a door to a woman’s home on Brownlea Drive late Saturday in a reported first-degree burglary, according to a case report released by the Greenville Police Department.

The report released on Tuesday indicated that the intruder kicked in the back door resulting in $100 in…

November 13, 2018

A Nashville man had evident injuries after his vehicle crashed into the side of a trailer being pulled by another truck that failed to yield, according to information obtained from a State Highway Patrol report.

The crash took place at 2:59 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the intersection of N.C. 222 and N.…

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November 11, 2018

Shots rang out early Sunday morning at a local covenience store after a group of individuals were involved in an altercation, according to the Greenville Police Department.

Greenville police responded to a shots fired call shortly before 1:30 a.m., but upon arrival at the Sheetz store located at…

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