Law enforcement shut down two alleged heroin traffickers from Rocky Mount this week after a traffic stop in rural Nash County resulted in the discovery of 40 bricks of the narcotic aboard a vehicle.
Tyrone Foreman and Jasmine Watson are now going to have to answer to the judicial system.
The Nash County Sheriff’s Office, in a press release on Thursday, said Foreman, 31, and Watson, 21, both of the 1000 block of Long Avenue, are charged with one count each of trafficking in heroin and one count each of maintaining a vehicle, a dwelling or a place for the purposes of controlled substances.
The sheriff’s office said Foreman and Watson were arrested after deputies and members of the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force at approximately 5:15 p.m. on Wednesday halted them for motor vehicle-related violations on Alternate U.S. 64 at N.C. 231 southwest of Spring Hope.
The sheriff’s office said a search of the vehicle resulted in finding the 40 bricks of heroin under the driver’s seat.
Generally, a brick consists of 50 individual bags or dosage units of the narcotic.
The sheriff’s office said Foreman, whose bond was set at $100,000, secured, was released and said Watson remained jailed under a $100,000 secured bond in the Nash County Detention Center.
The sheriff’s office said the arrest was a collaboration between Nash County deputies, the Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office and the regional task force.
The regional task force was established in 2016 with numerous officers from throughout the area and works against gangs, guns and illegal drugs.
State Public Safety records show Foreman has a prior criminal background in Nash County, specifically a conviction in 2015 for larceny and a conviction in 2007 for assault on a female.