Greenville Police arrested two Greenville men on charges of trafficking cocaine Thursday afternoon after an investigation that lasted three months.
27-year-old Cody Harris and 20-year-old Nicholas Scott Harris of Greenville were arrested, according to a press release from Greenville Police. Cody Harris is currently on probation for other drug charges.
The Greenville Drug Task Force seized approximately 76 grams of powder cocaine Thursday. Police say the three month operation seized a total of approximately 216 grams of powder cocaine, worth a street value of $21,600.
Police say task force officers tried to arrest the two brothers when they parked in the Greenville Mall parking lot. Cody Harris sped away from the officers, police say. Harris then slowed down by Belk’s to allow the other suspect, Nicholas Harris out. Police say he ran into the mall, where he was captured by officers.
Police say they recovered powder cocaine and a 25 caliber handgun from Nicholas Harris.
A police K9 vehicle stopped the suspect vehicle Cody Harris was driving a few blocks away, in the parking lot of the Great Outdoor Provision Company. Police say they recovered powder cocaine and a 9mm handgun from Cody Harris.
Cody Harris is facing eight counts of trafficking cocaine, eight counts of maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for control substance, six counts of possession with intent to sell, deliver cocaine, and one count of possession of firearm by a convicted felon. His bond was set at $2,250,000.
Nicholas Harris is facing two counts of trafficking cocaine, one count of possession with intent to sell, deliver cocaine, one count of. resist, delay, obstruct, and one count of carrying a concealed weapon. His bond was set at $100,000.
There was a third passenger in the car, police say, who was later released after police determined they had no involvement in the alleged crimes.
The Greenville Drug Task Force is comprised of officers from the NC S.B.I., Greenville Police Department, Pitt County Sheriff’s Office, Winterville Police Department, Farmville Police Department, Lenoir County Sheriff’s Office, Kinston Police Department, Ayden Police Department and the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office.