PITT COUNTY, NC (WITN) - A grandmother is the fourth person is in custody for a drug case where deputies say they found more than $35,000 worth of cocaine in a home with five young children inside.
The U.S. Marshal's Violent Fugitive Task Force arrested Renee Greene on Monday, nearly 2-1/2 weeks after they searched a home on Northwest Acres Drive. During that search, Pitt County deputies say they found two pounds of cocaine.
The children are between the ages of two and nine years old.
The 55-year-old Greene, who authorities say is the grandmother to the five kids and lives at the home, faces a number of drug trafficking charges and five counts of misdemeanor child abuse.
Ebony Greene, Maurice Greene and Ashley Henry have previously been booked on similar charges in connection to the case.
Renee Greene went before a judge Tuesday morning who kept her bond at $1.5 million.
The three others also have $1.5 million bonds and remain behind bars.
A third person is facing charges in connection to drug raid in Pitt County where deputies say five young children were present.
Deputies arrested Maurice Greene, 29, of Greenville, on Wednesday. He's the third person to be arrested after deputies say thousands of dollars of cocaine was found in a Pitt County home with five young children inside late last month.
On February 23rd, deputies say they seized two pounds of cocaine during a search of a home on Northwest Acres Drive. Five children between two and nine years old were at the home.
Ebony Greene, who lives at the home, was arrested during the search. Ashley Henry, who is Maurice's girlfriend and also lives at the home, according to arrest warrants, was taken into custody on Tuesday with help from the U.S. Marshal's Violent Fugitive Task Force.
All three are facing charges for trafficking in cocaine, maintaining a vehicle/ dwelling place of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and five counts of misdemeanor child abuse. They are currently in custody at the Pitt County Detention Center under $1.5 million bonds.
Maurice Greene's lawyer unsuccessfully sought his bond reduced to $500,000 during a Thursday morning first appearance. The judge did move up the man's next court date to March 14th.
Two people have now been arrested after tens of thousands of dollars in cocaine was found in a home with five young children inside.
Ashley Henry was nabbed Tuesday in Ayden by the U.S. Marshal's Violent Fugitive Task Force.
Pitt County deputies say back on February 23rd, they searched a home at Northwest Acres Drive in which two pounds of cocaine, worth $35,000, was seized. Five children between two and nine years old were at the home.
Ebony Green, who lived at the home, was arrested at the time.
Henry was charged on Tuesday with trafficking more than two pounds of cocaine, and five counts of misdemeanor child abuse.
She went before a judge Wednesday morning who kept her bond at $1.5 million. Henry's next court date is March 21st.
A suspected drug dealer is off the streets Wednesday morning, accused of trafficking more than two pounds of cocaine.
Pitt County sheriff's deputies arrested Ashley Henry, 27, of Greenville, on Tuesday. She's accused of trafficking 935 grams of cocaine, which is more than 2 pounds. Deputies believe she was trafficking drugs out of a Greenville home on Northwest Acres Drive. They've charged her with trafficking in cocaine, maintaining a vehicle/ dwelling place of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to arrest warrants, deputies say Henry left an open bag of cocaine in the presence of five children between the ages of two and nine years old. She's additionally been charged with 5 counts of misdemeanor child abuse.
Henry is currently in custody at the Pitt County Detention Center under a $1.5 million bond. She's expected to make her first court appearance Wednesday morning.