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100 bags of heroin seized in Greenville

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9 On Your Side is learning details about a large drug bust in Greenville.

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Department says that in April, detectives with the Greenville Regional Drug Task Force received information that Marcus Jamel Harris, 21, of 321 East Roundtree Drive in Greenville was selling heroin in the area around west Greenville.

Deputies tell 9 On Your Side on April 29, the task force conducted an operation on Memorial Drive in Greenville which led to the seizure of over 100 bags of heroin, and the arrest of Harris and Darius Mayo, 16, of 1710 West Conley Street in Greenville. Both men were taken to the Pitt County Detention Center and charged with Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Heroin. Mayo, was placed under a $5,000 secured bond. Harris, who was out of jail on bond for drug trafficking charges, and was placed under a $200,000 secured bond.

Chief Hassan Aden says this is a sure sign the demand for heroin is growing.

“Many communities need to brace and be ready for this. Our drug task force gives us an edge. These folks are up to speed with the national trends and technology to both intercept and eradicate existing sources.”
Aden says heroin production is very active in Mexico---this can only lower the price and increase its presence here state side. 

The Greenville Regional Drug Task Force is composed of law enforcement officers from the Pitt County Sheriff Office, Greenville Police Department, North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations, Farmville Police Department and Winterville Police Department.

“The Greenville Regional Drug Task Force uses a focused and cost effective approach to combating narcotics traffickers within Pitt County and Eastern North Carolina. The drug task force provides an extremely effective network of experienced criminal investigators dedicated to pursuing violators of state and federal controlled substance laws. Leveraging each partner agency’s expertise, equipment, manpower, and finances has proven to be a substantial benefit to the citizens of Pitt County and model of success” said Pitt County Sheriff Spokesperson Christy Wallace.
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