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Two arrested for drug trafficking

WOODLAND – A vehicle stop for a traffic violation here Nov. 23 led to the arrest of two local men on drug trafficking charges.

According to Lieutenant C.A. Parker of the Northampton’s County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division, he and Sergeant R. Horton stopped a vehicle in the parking lot of Dollar General in Woodland. The driver was identified as David Maddrey, 49, of Pendleton. The passenger was 18-year-old Jaimeik Smallwood of Woodland.

David Maddrey

Upon approaching the vehicle, Horton noticed Smallwood throwing what appeared to be a plastic bag to the driver. A subsequent search of the vehicle resulted in the seizure of 11 grams of heroin, three grams of crack cocaine, and two grams of powdered cocaine.

Jaimeik Smallwood

Both men were arrested and charged with trafficking heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, and felony possession of cocaine.

Additionally, Smallwood was served with an outstanding warrant for larceny from a person, simple assault, and possessing stolen goods in a criminal case that was investigated by the Woodland Police Department.

Smallwood was also served an order for arrest for failure to appear in Hertford County Superior Court on charges for larceny of a motor vehicle.

Maddrey received a $20,000 bond and Dec. 3 court date.

Smallwood received a $20,000 bond on the trafficking charges; a $10,000 bond on the charges investigated by the Woodland Police Department; and a $5,000 US currency bond on the Hertford County charges. He is also scheduled to appear in Northampton County Criminal District Court on Dec. 3.

About Cal Bryant

Cal Bryant, a 40-year veteran of the newspaper industry, serves as the Editor at Roanoke-Chowan Publications, publishers of the Roanoke-Chowan News-Herald, Gates County Index, and Front Porch Living magazine.

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