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Three charged in heroin bust

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Kareem Supreme Pierce

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From Staff Reports

Friday, December 1, 2017

The Nash County Sheriff’s Office and other members of the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force made three arrests Tuesday in connection with drug trafficking charges after authorities allege a suspect tried to run down one of the officers involved in the search.

Members of the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force executed a search warrant Tuesday at 8766 Mill Branch Road in Rocky Mount. The search warrant was executed as a result of a two-month long investigation of heroin distribution by the home’s resident, Kareem Supreme Pierce. During the execution of the search warrant, another man identified as Marquavious Harold Carr was found to be meeting with Pierce in the driveway of the home.

As officers approached, Pierce fled on foot toward a nearby field, where he was taken into custody without incident.

Carr also tried to flee the scene in the vehicle. As he pulled out of the driveway, he attempted to run over a member of the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force. The officer jumped out of the way of the vehicle, but contact was made with the vehicle as it pulled onto School Street, Chief Deputy Brandon Medina of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office said in a press release.

Medina said Carr led officers on a brief vehicle pursuit until he wrecked his vehicle at the intersection of Mill Branch Road and School Street. Carr then was taken into custody without further incident.

Other officers approached the residence and found Shana Mishele Worthington, Carr’s girlfriend, and her 4-year-old child inside the home. Worthington and the house were secured without further incident, Medina said.

A search of the house turned up the following items, which were seized: 111 bindles of heroin, 13.7 grams of powder cocaine, 13.7 grams of crack cocaine, 17 grams of marijuana, $755 in cash, a Springfield .357 caliber handgun, a Stevens 12-gauge double barrel shotgun, assorted ammunition and other items associated with the transaction of business. A search of Carr’s Nissan Altima revealed an additional 10 bricks, or 500 bindles, of heroin and $1,223 in cash.

Carr, 29, of Tabor City, was charged with one count of assault on government official, felony flee to elude arrest and maintaining vehicle for a controlled substance. He also was arrested on several outstanding warrants for other drug-related charges, probation violations and fleeing to elude arrest by the Sharpsburg Police Department. He was jailed under a $350,000 secured bond in the Nash County Detention Center.

Pierce, 31, of Rocky Mount, was charged with one count of maintaining a dwelling place for a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of a firearm by a felon; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine; possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, simple possession schedule II; simple possession schedule IV and trafficking heroin by possession. Pierce was jailed under a a $250,000 secured bond in the Nash County Detention Center.

Worthington, 28, also of Rocky Mount, was charged with one count of felony possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana up to a half-ounce. She was placed under a $10,000 secured bond.

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