Criminal Law Drug Trafficking

Published on April 24th, 2013 | by Daniel R. Perlman

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3 Valley suspects arrested for cocaine and marijuana trafficking

Friday arrests conclude month long investigation into drug activities

Three agencies working together have nabbed three suspects, two from Halifax County, in a cocaine trafficking case, which remains ongoing.

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office announced three arrests for cocaine trafficking. The arrests, officials said, concluded a month-long investigation into “the drug activities of Donald Dewhite Garris Jr., Natalie Lynch and Robert Mack Richardson.”

During the investigation, 530 grams of cocaine, 170 grams of marijuana, three firearms and $12,254 in U.S. currency were seized.

Garris, 32, of Halifax, is charged with 15 counts of trafficking cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine, maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Garris is being held in the Nash County Jail under a $1,530,000 secured bond and is due in court today.

Richardson, 31, of Whitakers, is charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine, two counts of selling and delivering cocaine, three counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, four counts of maintaining a dwelling or vehicle and possession of drug paraphernalia. Richardson was jailed under a $1,012,000 secured bond and is due in court today.

Lynch, 32, of Roanoke Rapids, is charged with 12 counts of trafficking cocaine, conspiracy to sell cocaine, maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana up to a half an ounce. She is being held in the Nash County Jail under a $1,107,000 secured bond and is due in court today.

The arrests are the culmination of efforts by the Nash County Sheriff’s Office, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and the Drug Enforcement Administration.

Halifax County Chief Deputy Wes Tripp said he was pleased by this step in an investigation he characterized as sensitive.

Tripp said additional charges could be coming.

“There is a connection to what they were doing in Halifax County,” Tripp said. “And we assisted the Nash County Sheriff’s Office and the DEA as part of working together to combat the drug problem in this area.”

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Source: rrdailyherald.com “3 Valley suspects linked to 530 grams of cocaine, 170 grams of marijuana,” April 24, 2013.

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