Edgecombe County authorities apprehended a suspected Halifax County drug dealer Wednesday outside Tarboro.
Fredrick Sentell Alston, 33, was charged with two felony counts each of selling cocaine, possession of cocaine with the intent to sell and deliver, possession of cocaine and maintaining a vehicle for the storage of a controlled substance and misdemeanor driving while license revoked. Alston was jailed in Edgecombe County under a $50,000 secured bond.
According to a press release, Edgecombe County deputies worked with Tarboro police to investigate a tip of drug activity. Authorities said they seized $81 in cash and a 1997 Infiniti from Alston during the arrest.