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Halifax deputy: Man tried to swallow cocaine

Posted July 14, 2009

— Halifax County deputies arrested a man Monday after they saw him attempting to swallow 5.6 grams of crack cocaine, authorities said.

Around 11:30 p.m., Deputy Willie Murphy Jr. stopped a vehicle for suspected drug activity at 912 Elm St. in Weldon.

Deputy Charlie Jenkins said he then noticed Eric Powell trying to swallow something while interviewing him. Jenkins said he discovered it was cocaine.

Authorities charged Powell with possession with intent to sell manufacture and deliver a controlled substance. He was expected to appear in Halifax County court on Sept. 15.


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  • working for deadbeats Jul 14, 2009

    Too bad he didn't succeed. We need more Darwin law carried out.

  • r u crazy too Jul 14, 2009

    Should have given him something to drink to help wash it down. Would have saved a lot of money.

  • FE Jul 14, 2009

    If the police had done a VERY thorough job on their paperwork while the suspect sat there in handcuffs, justice might have eventually been served in an indirect way.

  • 4lilboys Jul 14, 2009

    I can put money on it that if he would have swallowed it, it would have been a lesson for him and he would not have done it again. Either way, one more person who dealt with drugs would have been off the streets.

  • gingerlynn Jul 14, 2009

    Apparently a graduate of the halifax county school system.


  • ForestForestGump Jul 14, 2009

    hralex - I fully agree

  • hralex Jul 14, 2009

    He should thank them for arresting him...he would have died.

  • tarheelskier Jul 14, 2009

    Pictures..... we want pictures.