A suspected Rocky Mount heroin trafficker was arrested for the second time in 10 days on Saturday after police intercepted a heroin shipment on an Amtrak train.
Cedric Sharrod Williams, 29, was taken into custody with two others — Herman Lee Coley III., 38, of Rocky Mount and Derrick Hannon, 22, of Scotland Neck — while getting off a train just before midnight at the train station, according to police reports. Rocky Mount police narcotics investigators said they found 830 grams of heroin with an estimated street value of $45,000 while searching the suspects.
“In the past 10 days, we have seized over 3,400 dosage units of heroin,” Rocky Mount police Cpl. Mike Lewis said.
Williams and three others were arrested on June 15 after police seized 462 grams of heroin, drug paraphernalia, guns and money from a house on Crescent Drive. Nash County jail officials said Williams was issued a $35,000 secured bond, which he posted on June 15. Nash County jail officials said Williams was issued a $35,000 secured bond, which he posted on June 15.
“It is a little unusual to have the same individual arrested back-to-back like this, but we are going to intensify our investigation toward this group even more,” Lewis said.
Williams and Hannon were charged Saturday with felony counts of trafficking heroin, conspiracy to distribute or traffic heroin, trafficking by transportation, possession of heroin and possession of heroin with the intent to sell and deliver. Coley was charged with felony trafficking heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Williams was jailed in Nash County under a $500,000 secured bond. Hannon was jailed in Nash County under a $450,000 secured bond. Coley was jailed in Nash County under a $35,000 secured bond.
Lewis said the investigation into the heroin distribution ring is ongoing and additional charges may be forthcoming.
“This is a large and comprehensive investigation that reaches out to other agencies,” Lewis said. “Naturally our concern though is what is going on here in Rocky Mount and making an impact here.”
Anyone with information related to this investigation is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 977-1111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.