SHERIFF: Largest Seizure Of Ecstasy In County

It's being called the largest ecstasy seizure ever for one Eastern Carolina County. Jones County deputies say they seized some 700 ecstasy pills in the glove box of an SUV that was stopped at a vehicle checkpoint.

Senus Lofton of Dudley has been charged with three counts of trafficking in MDA/MDMA, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver schedule I controlled substance, manufacture schedule I controlled substance, and maintain a vehicle of schedule I controlled substance.

The man was stopped last Tuesday at Hargett's Crossroads on Highway 258 as deputies were checking driver licenses. As a deputy walked up to the driver's side window, she noticed the odor of alcohol. While the driver was not impaired, a consensual search of the vehicle found an open container of alcohol. The driver then attempted to stop the search and a K-9 unit was brought in. The dog alerted to the glove box of the SUV.

Lofton was released after posting a $50,000 bond.


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