DARE COUNTY, N.C. (WAVY) - A 31-year-old woman is facing drug charges after law enforcement officials found a trafficking amount of heroin in Dare County.
Chief Deputy Steve Hoggard with the Dare County Sheriff’s Office said the Dare County Narcotics Task Force arrested Shellie Jean Harmon of East Lake Monday as a result of the ongoing investigation into heroin in the county.
Harmon was charged with trafficking opium or heroin and possession with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin. She was committed to the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of a $50,000 bond.
Officials seized heroin and cash, Hoggard said.
“Our Deputies and the Officers from our Law Enforcement partners are working every day to stem the flow of heroin and other dangerous drugs into Dare County. We have identified source counties and are working with the law enforcement agencies in those counties for our mutual benefit,” Sheriff Dough Doughtie said. “We are also seeking information from local residents. Please call our office at (252) 475-5980, The Dare Community Crime Line at (252) 473-3111, or Dare Central Communications at (252) 473-3444 with any information you may have regarding drug crimes or other suspected criminal activity. Your information will be held in strictest confidence. We appreciate your continued support.”
The Dare County Narcotics Task Force is comprised of the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, the Nags Head Police Department, the Kill Devil Hills Police Department, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation and the North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement Division.
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