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Greenville Man Arrested on Drug Trafficking Charges

Posted April 25, 2008

— A Greenville man faces charges, including trafficking cocaine and heroin, following a two-year drug investigation, officials said.

Derrick Lamont Hopkins, 35, of 3933 Sterling Point, Apt. III-7, was arrested on one count of trafficking cocaine; two counts of trafficking heroin; three counts of possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine; six counts of possession with intent to manufacture sell/deliver heroin; and three counts of maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for controlled substance.

Hopkins was being held at the Pitt County Detention Center on a $1,540,000 bond.

On Friday, the Greenville Drug Task Force seized approximately 134 grams of cocaine, with a street value of about $13,400. Authorities also seized $8,300 in U.S. currency.

In total, the two-year investigation seized a total of 142 grams of cocaine with a street value of approximately $14,200 and 10.76 grams of heroin having an approximate street value of $18,000.

Police said the investigation is ongoing.

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  • something2say Apr 25, 2008

    Thank you to the Greenville PD and all LEO everywhere who are getting these drugs and criminals off the street! It is nice to see an article about the good PD's are doing around the area!