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Franklin deputies seize $10K of heroin, 1 charged

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The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said it seized 418 bindles of heroin and U.S. currency during a traffic stop.
The Franklin County Sheriff's Office said it seized 418 bindles of heroin and U.S. currency during a traffic stop.
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LOUISBURG — The Franklin County Sheriff’s Office said it arrested a Vance County man on felony drug charges Tuesday after seizing more than $10,000 worth of heroin.

Shawnell Jvon Terry, 24, of Beckford Drive, Henderson, was arrested after a vehicle stop on Tollie Weldon Road in Louisburg, according to reports.

The sheriff’s office said it seized 418 bindles of heroin with a street value of $10,400 during the investigation. It also seized cash.

Terry was charged with one count of trafficking heroin as a result of this incident. Outstanding warrants from the Henderson Police Department were also served, including an additional count of trafficking heroin, manufacturing a Schedule I controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, possession of a stolen firearm, going armed to the terror of the people, two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule I controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was placed in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $40,000 secured bond and given a $325,000 secured bond on Vance County charges for a total of $365,000.

“Our special operations group continues to focus on areas where illegal drugs are sold and transported throughout our county,” said Sheriff Kent Winstead in a statement. “Removing these dangerous drugs from our streets and putting those who sell them in jail will make our communities safer.”

Residents who would like to report drug activity can contact Sgt. Ken Pike at 919-496-2186.