Greenville Police: Hundreds of bags of heroin seized, 2 men arrested

GREENVILLE, PITT COUNTY - Greenville Police said they have charged two men from New York for allegedly having hundreds of bags of heroin.

Dennis Clemons, 37, and Gerrard Painson, 42, were driving from Brooklyn, N.Y., to Greenville when they were arrested on Oct. 26 near the intersection of Greenville Blvd. and Memorial Drive, police said.

Officers seized 450 bags of heroin, 45 grams of powder heroin, and $6,000 from the suspects, according to investigators.

Clemons and Painson have each been charged with three counts of trafficking heroin and twp counts of conspiracy to traffic heroin. They were booked into the Pitt County Detention Center under a $1 million bond each.

The arrests were a result of a several-month heroin trafficking investigation by the Greenville Regional Drug Task Force.

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