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Deputies raid homes, make arrests in Rocky Mount

Posted on January 7, 2022

Updated on January 10, 2022

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Authorities seized this stolen Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol during a raid on two Rocky Mount homes last week.

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Authorities seized this stolen Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol during a raid on two Rocky Mount homes last week.

Drugs seized during a raid on two Star Street homes in Rocky Mount are shown in a Nash County Sheriff’s Office image.

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Drugs seized during a raid on two Star Street homes in Rocky Mount are shown in a Nash County Sheriff’s Office image.

Authorities seized this stolen Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol during a raid on two Rocky Mount homes last week.

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Authorities seized this stolen Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol during a raid on two Rocky Mount homes last week.

Drugs seized during a raid on two Star Street homes in Rocky Mount are shown in a Nash County Sheriff’s Office image.

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Drugs seized during a raid on two Star Street homes in Rocky Mount are shown in a Nash County Sheriff’s Office image.

Drugs seized during a raid on two Star Street homes in Rocky Mount are shown in a Nash County Sheriff’s Office image.
Authorities seized this stolen Smith & Wesson 9mm pistol during a raid on two Rocky Mount homes last week.

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ROCKY MOUNT — Authorities have made two arrests after a three-month investigation into alleged drug deals at two Star Street homes.

Aaron D. Wiggins, 38, of North Parker Street, and Landrick Parnell Reaves, 43, of South Pine Street, face a slew of criminal charges related to the activity on Star Street.

Authorities served simultaneous search warrants at 828 and 832 Star St. on Thursday with the Nash County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team and Criminal Investigations Division, the Rocky Mount Police Department and the Homeland Security Investigations Task Force participating, said Chief Deputy Brandon Medina of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office.

“The investigation and the two search warrants were a result of numerous citizen complaints regarding illegal drug distribution from both of these residences,” Medina said in a release. “During this investigation, narcotics detectives witnessed multiple individuals loitering and congregating in front of both residences. Narcotics detectives also witnessed substantial foot and vehicle traffic coming to and from the residences at all times of the day and night. Based on this in-depth investigation, narcotics detectives established probable cause for a search warrant for both residences.”

Authorities detained several people loitering outside the homes during the Thursday searches, Medina said.

“Narcotics detectives observed one of the male subjects, Aaron D. Wiggins, attempting to conceal an item inside of a trash can in the street,” Medina said. “Once all of the subjects were detained for safety purposes, law enforcement began a in-depth search of the trash can and located a loaded Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun.”

Deputies arrested Wiggins after confirming that he’s a convicted felon and isn’t allowed to own or possess firearms.

A National Crime Information Center database search showed the 9mm handgun had been reported stolen from a car in Indianapolis.

Authorities say they found 129 grams (4 ½ ounces) of methamphetamine, 30 grams of crack cocaine, 15 grams of marijuana, the stolen Smith & Wesson 9mm handgun, a Taurus 9mm handgun, $700 in cash, ammunition and drug paraphernalia during the searches. Medina said two cars were seized due to criminal involvement.

Landrick Parnell Reaves was charged with six counts each of possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, selling and delivering cocaine and maintaining a dwelling for use of a controlled substance and one count each of trafficking methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.

Reaves received a $150,000 bond.

Wiggins is charged with trafficking methamphetamine, trafficking cocaine, possession of marijuana, possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a stolen firearm. Wiggins received a $60,000 bond, which he posted.

“The Nash County Sheriff’s Office will remain committed in addressing quality of life issues related to gangs, illegal guns and drugs and will work closely with surrounding law enforcement agencies as well as with state and federal agencies,” Medina said.

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