The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division had received several complaints of possible drug activity in the 100 block of Washington Street in Roanoke Rapids.
Agent B.J. Murphy confirmed that the suspected dealer was selling from the residence using the back alley. Agents made several controlled purchases of cocaine from the suspect, according to a press release from Capt. Anzell M. Harris.
Shortly before 11 a.m. Thursday, deputies and agents of the HCSO executed a search warrant at the residence. During the search, marijuana, a handgun and several items of drug paraphernalia were seized.
On Friday, Agent B.J. Murphy arrested Brandon Cross, 40, and served Cross with warrants for maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance and two counts each of possession with the intent to sell/deliver cocaine, sell cocaine and deliver cocaine. Nate Walker, 44, was charged with possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
Cross was given a $20,000 bond and Walker was given a $2,500 bond. Both have a July 22 court date.
Citizens are encouraged to report possible drug activity by calling the HCSO Narcotics Division at 252 535-1257, Halifax County Crime Stoppers at 252 583-4444 or by downloading the P3 Tips app.