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Nine People Arrested In Tyrrell County

It was a busy Friday for the Tyrrell County Sheriff's Office as deputies busted nine people.

The news release from the Sheriff's Office says the arrests were made on Railroad Street in Columbia, which they say is an area known for drug trafficking.

Deputies say along with the arrests, they've taken a lot of drugs off the streets. These drugs include cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone, and amoxicillim. Also taken during the seizure was drug paraphernalia, over $6,000 in cash and a Buick LeSabre.

Below is the news release given to WITN from the Tyrrell County Sheriff's Office:

"On Friday, May 15th the Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office arrested 9 people on drug related charges on Railroad Street in Columbia. This is an area that is known as a high drug traffic area. The following were arrested:

Jamal E. Woodley 28, of Columbia was arrested for simple possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Steven J. Spruill 50, of Columbia was arrested for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.

Ray Shawn Hill 27, of Columbia was arrested for possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine.

Marcus O. Forehand 40, of Hertford was arrested for resist, delay and obstruct an officer.

Kynarti J. Spencer 29, of Columbia was arrested for maintaining a place for the sale of controlled substance, possession of marijuana and resist, delay and obstruct an officer.

Darius S. Hassell 20, of Columbia was arrested for possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.

Bobby Jay Moore 21, of Columbia was arrested for possession of marijuana.

Mitchell J. Simpson 27, of Columbia was arrested for trafficking in opium, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia and larceny.

Donta A. Leigh 22, of Columbia arrested for possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

Deputies seized cocaine, marijuana, oxycodone, and amoxicillin, drug paraphernalia, over $6,000.00 in cash and a Buick LeSabre. Deputy Baker was in charge of the investigation. Assisting were Sgt. Davenport, Deputy Sawyer, Deputy Oliver, Community Corrections Officer Elliott, State Trooper Tanner, Hyde County Deputies Gaskill, Logan and K-9 Axel. These arrests are part of the ongoing efforts by the Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office against the use and sale of illegal drugs in Tyrrell County and the Town of Columbia."


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