Drug Arrest At Greenville Mall

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.


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  • by The Big Picture Location: Greenville on Jan 13, 2010 at 06:25 PM
    If Black men were given a chance at all- to even prove themselves, so many would not consider selling drugs. Really, society sets the trap for Black men to fall into. Why don't employers and society in general stop looking for fault and stereotyping the typical black man as a criminal.Consider that!!!
  • by Jeff Location: Ayden on Jan 10, 2010 at 07:41 AM
    Blk Man, Data Mans post is as invalid as anyone can see. His premise is false therefore any argument/"point" is founded on a false presumption. That makes anything he says about the subject unworthy of note.
  • by To Data Man on Jan 9, 2010 at 08:37 PM
    Data Man, drugs and arresting "street level" drug dealers is big business in this country. So the government don't want drugs to stop coming in cause then they would lose billions in revenue.
  • by Blk Man Location: E.n.c. on Jan 9, 2010 at 03:44 PM
    Can any of u bloggers address Data Mans post? He has a valid point..
  • by You right Mike but on Jan 9, 2010 at 01:10 PM
    I frequent Greenville alot and never see any form of racism. So I don't know where these racists comments are coming from. I see guys with dreds alot, but I don't see any people(white or black)running from them. Too many times I see white men riding with blacks and most of the time they have dreds. I mean see the white women dating black men and most of the time the black guy is wearing dreds. It puzzles me actually, because when I come on this site it is something completely different than when I am out. Samething for Williamston(where I live) alot racists comments on site, but when you actually out to like the Walmart it is totally different.
  • by pete Location: grifton on Jan 9, 2010 at 09:18 AM
    give them 25 to life and give the dogs a bone.
  • by Aunt B Location: Greenville on Jan 9, 2010 at 08:08 AM
    To mike ,location egypt: Get educated ? Really? Practice what you preach!
  • by Anti-Terrorist Location: Greenville on Jan 8, 2010 at 11:26 PM
    Interesting. A third person that was in the car was released because it was determined they knew nothing and had nothing to do with the other two criminals? How could they be with these two and not BE WITH these two? Wonder who's kid they are trying to protect? If the third person was not a criminal they were being trained to be one and I doubt this slows them up one bit. In fact, two vacancies in the drug pusher profession just became available...... Oh and who cares what they are called! Thug, gangsta... has nothing to do with race except that black entertainers use the terms most often making them popular in this context and in that culture. See Tupac among 100s of others.
  • by mike Location: egypt on Jan 8, 2010 at 08:29 PM
    I c a lot of racial tension goin on here. Its a shame da way sum of yall think. Yall need2b evaluated. Walkn across da street is crazy. People like yall r the reason da world is da way it is. I feel sorry4u cuz yall r da 1's that do hate crimes probably. Notice I said "probably". Get educated b4 u speak plz
  • by OpenCarry Location: Washington on Jan 8, 2010 at 07:43 PM
    This news story can not possibly be true. Greenville Mall is clearly posted with "No Weapons Allowed" sign, so there is no way that the first fellow could have possibly had a gun when police captured him. And the second fellow could NOT have possibly had a 9mm, because as a convicted felon, it is against Federal and NC law for him to possess a firearm... Oh, wait a minute, that's right--CRIMINALS don't follow the laws... Duh... Greenville Mall's "No Weapons" policy only disarms honest, law-abiding citizens, and makes the Mall a "Defenseless Victim Zone". If you value your safety, and believe in the Constitution, DO NOT shop there.
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