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GREENVILLE: $27,290 In Cash Seized In Walmart Parking Lot; Three Men Charged


Thousands of dollars in cash were seized after deputies arrested three New York men for drug trafficking in a popular shopping destination.

(l-r) Craig Rhines, Dajuan Strickland, and Charles Williamson

Thousands of dollars in cash were seized after deputies arrested three New York men for drug trafficking in a popular shopping destination.

Pitt County deputies say $27,290 was seized in the parking lot of the Greenville Boulevard Walmart on Thursday.

Charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine are Craig Rhines, Dajuan Strickland, and Charles Williamson, all from Buffalo.

The 54-year-old Rhines is also facing a handful of probation violation charges. His bond was set at $1,010,000.

Strickland, 38, and 43-year-old Williamson were both given $1 million bonds each.

Deputies say the arrests concluded a three week investigation by the Greenville Regional Drug Task Force.


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Three men from Buffalo, New York spent Thursday night in one of our jails after deputies said the group was caught in a cocaine trafficking scheme.

Deputies at the Pitt County Detention Center told WITN Craig Rhines, Dajuan Strickland, and Charles Williamson are all charged with conspiracy to traffic cocaine. All three men hail from Buffalo.

The 54-year-old Rhines is also facing a handful of probation violation charges. His bond was set at $1,100,000.

Strickland, 38, and 43-year-old Williamson were both given $1 million bonds each.

No word yet on what lead investigators to the group and how their arrests unfolded.

We are waiting to hear more about these cases from deputies, and once we get those updates you will find them posted here.


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