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Police operation snares four suspects in Tarboro

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From Staff Reports

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Tarboro police officers were busy issuing tickets and nabbing felons over the Fourth of July holiday.

“Throughout the July Fourth holiday, members of the Tarboro Police Department partnered with members of the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office to conduct saturation patrols along the Highway 64 corridor in and around Tarboro,” Tarboro Police Chief Jesse Webb said in press release. “In conjunction with the Governor’s Highway Safety Program, more specifically Operation Firecracker, law enforcement employed traffic safety measures and criminal interdiction tactics during this busy travel period.”

Tarboro police seized a number of illegal items including three unauthorized handguns, 30 bindles of heroin and approximately one-half pound of marijuana. Officers also issued tickets or citations for 24 speeding offenses, including eight tickets for traveling over 90 mph and one for a vehicle traveling at 114 mph.

Also during the operation, Laderick Devon Pittman, 41, was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana and driving while license revoked

Patrick Ry-Shawn Knight Garvin, 23, was arrested and charged with possession of heroin, and Marquavius Jamal Bennett, 24, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana drug paraphernalia and maintaining a vehicle for controlled substances

Jalen Marquez Dozier, 21, also was arrested and charged with possession of a firearm by a felon and driving while license revoked.

In addition, 27 people were cited for driving while license revoked and another 16 were cited for various regulatory violations. Four impaired drivers were arrested and at least four people were served with outstanding warrants, Webb said. A total 125 violations were issued during the operation.

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