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Two Greenville residents spent their Christmas holiday in custody at the Brunswick County Detention Center after being arrested for trafficking in opium.
On Thursday, Dec. 20, Derry Mandle Morris and Regina Loraine Jones were arrested after selling narcotics to a drug agent. Four warrants were issued each for Morris and Jones.
They were arrested after selling Oxymorphone, a prescription painkiller and a schedule II controlled substance, to a law enforcement agent.
Morris and Jones were in possession of 83 dosages of the drug. They sold the agent between 14 grams and 28 grams of opium. Both were in possession of plastic baggies used to package, store and contain a controlled substance.
Morris, 42, and Jones, 24, both of 3370 Front Gate Drive, Greenville, were arrested and each charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a schedule II controlled substance, two counts of trafficking in opium or heroin and conspiring to traffic in opium /heroin.
They were both taken to the Brunswick County Detention Center and placed under $150,000 secured bonds. At press time on Wednesday, Dec. 26, both were still in custody.