Man Under $550,000 Bond After His Arrest

A Greenville man is under a $550,000 bond after his arrest Wednesday on drug and fugitive charges.

The Greenville Drug Task Force, assisted by members of the U.S. Marshals Violent Fugitive Task Force, arrested Johnny Byrd, Jr. at his home on Vancroft Circle.

Police say when arrested Byrd was found with two handguns, approximately 8 grams of cocaine, 12 doses of crack cocaine, 41 doses of ecstacy, and a small amount of marijuana.

Byrd is wanted in Maryland for felony probation violations. In Pitt County he's now charged with two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession with intent to sell & deliver crack cocaine, possession with intent to sell & deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell & deliver ecstacy, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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  • by Neet Location: Greenville on Jan 17, 2009 at 05:45 PM
    Good Deal Grnv. Drug Task Force and U.S. Marshalls! Thanks! My family will sleep a bit easier because of what you do. Be safe and God Bless.
  • by Keith Location: greenville on Jan 17, 2009 at 12:28 AM
    I'm glad he is off the streets.
  • by Dave on Jan 16, 2009 at 10:30 PM
    From the look of Mr. Byrd in his mug shot I would have thought for sure that he was an intelligent, well educated young man
  • by Emily Location: Greenville on Jan 16, 2009 at 07:30 PM
    Guns kill people in the same way that a spoon made Rosie O'Donnell fat.
  • by AL Location: Greene CO on Jan 16, 2009 at 02:36 PM
    Good one T !!!!!
  • by T Location: Washington on Jan 16, 2009 at 10:48 AM
    Gun control is not the problem. Having no common sense leaves a lot to be desired for these idiots!
  • by AL Location: Greene CO on Jan 16, 2009 at 07:28 AM
    See my sweet loving O bama voters ? Gun control does NOT WORK!!!! Legalize the drugs even though I detest them and the problem will go away some. Take this moron and dsaf Do society a favor lock him away for life NO Parole!!!!!

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