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Garysburg men arrested

GARYSBURG – Two Garysburg men were arrested here Thursday night in a drug related incident.

Captain George Reed of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office reported that Deandre Lamont Miles, 23, and Daryl James Bradley, 21, both of 301 Warner Bridge Road, Garysburg, were arrested following a search of their residence.

Both men were charged with one felony count each of possession of marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana and maintaining a dwelling to store a controlled substance. They also face a charge of possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.

They were placed in the Northampton County Jail, each under a 31,000 secured bond, and are scheduled to make their initial court appearance on Monday.

In addition, $474 was seized from Miles.

Based on numerous complaints from the community coupled with surveillance work performed by law enforcement officials, officers with the Gaston, Garysburg and Seaboard police departments were joined by the Northampton Sheriff’s Office in serving a warrant at 8 p.m.

Capt. Reed said some of the citizen complaints regarded drugs being sold to minors. He said upon the arrival of the law enforcement officers, a 14-year-old juvenile attempted to flee the residence. The juvenile was detained, searched and released into the custody of his parents.

Using a K-9, the residence was searched, revealing nine ounces of marijuana, packaged for sale, in a bedroom. A 20-year-old woman and a 16-month-old baby were in the same bedroom.

Reed said the woman was searched and released without incident. He added that he would contact Northampton County Social Services in regards to the baby being discovered in a room where illegal drugs were located.

“We appreciate the cooperation from the community and the information we received about this particular residence through our Crimestoppers line,” Reed said. “We also appreciate the assistance from the municipal police departments in serving the warrant and searching the residence.”