More prescription pain meds arrests

Published 8:29 pm Thursday, May 9, 2013

Bobby Freeman

Bobby Freeman


A Belhaven man was charged with trafficking in pain pills after law enforcement conducted a series of controlled buys, according to a press release from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit.

Bobby Freeman, 46, of George Street, Belhaven, was arrested Thursday — the latest arrest in a countywide investigation into the abuse, sale and distribution of prescription pain medication, said the release.

According to drug unit Capt. Russell Davenport, Belhaven and Aurora have lately been the focus of the ongoing investigation.

“We’ve been down there working — we have to let people know that we cover the whole county,” Davenport said. “Just because they don’t see us doesn’t mean we’re not down there. It’s our job not to be seen. Now that some of these operations are coming to an end, we’re letting people know where we’ve been.”

Freeman was charged with trafficking in opium by possession and trafficking in opium by transportation and detained at the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond.