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Deputies charge 2 in investigation of cocaine, pill sales

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LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff's Office arrested two people last week in connection to the sales of various drugs across the county, according to a press release.

Both suspects were arrested Aug. 22 after their home, 350 Wilders Lane in Louisburg, was searched under warrant.

The investigation began after citizens alleged one of the suspects, Rodney Antwan Allen, was involved in drug sales. Detectives said they determined the other suspect, Disherea Matquie Forrest, was also involved.

The search of their home turned up cocaine, marijuana, pills, cash, scales and drug paraphernalia, according to the release.

Allen, 31, was charged with six counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver a controlled substance, four counts of selling a delivering a controlled substance, seven counts of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place for storing or selling a controlled substance, three counts of trafficking in opiates and conspiring to sell cocaine.

He was held on a $250,000 secured bond.

Forrest, 29, was arrested on seven felony charges: possession with intent to sell and deliver a controlled substance, selling a delivering a controlled substance, conspiracy to sell cocaine and four counts trafficking opiates.

She has a $150,000 secured bond.