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Nags Head man charged with heroin trafficking

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Posted at 11:03 AM, Feb 19, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-19 13:31:42-05
Photo: William Arrington. Photo credit: Dare County Sheriff's Office

Photo: William Arrington. Photo credit: Dare County Sheriff’s Office

Nags Head, N.C. – A Nags Head man is now facing heroin charges, according to Chief Deputy Hoggard of Dare County.

On February 17, 2015, the Dare County Narcotics Task Force was conducting an investigation involving a person suspected of heroin trafficking. The investigation led them to the Old Nags Head Cove neighborhood in Nags Head.

Further investigation led to the apprehension of the suspect at his home, without incident, according to Chief Deputy Hoggard of Dare County.

The suspect has been identified as 40-year-old William Marcus Arrington of Cobia Way in Nags Head.

A quantity of heroin was found on Arrington, and also inside of the home. Money was also seized during the arrest.

The amount of heroin recovered was of a trafficking amount, officials say. State law indicates that any amount of heroin over four grams is considered trafficking, which carries a stiffer penalty if convicted.

Arrington has been committed to the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $150,000 bond.

This is an ongoing investigation and other individuals and/or charges might be sought at a later date or during the Grand Jury phase, officials say.