850 bags of heroin seized in Edgecombe County traffic stop

Marqavius Lucas (Edgecombe County Sheriff's Office)

A man is behind bars after law officers found 850 bags of heroin during a traffic stop.

Edgecombe County Sheriff Clee Atkinson said Marqavius Lucas was charged with two counts of trafficking heroin, maintaining a vehicle for selling heroin, and resisting a public officer.

The stop was initiated May 14 by the Tar River Regional Drug Task Force, which has been investigating drug trafficking in Edgecombe and Nash counties.

Atkinson said the heroin had a street value of $6,000. So far, more than 2,500 bags of heroin have been seized by the task force.

Lucas is being held on a $500,000 secured bond.
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