Fentanyl and firearm seized after search warrant

Published 10:02 am Monday, January 8, 2024

On January 05, 2024, Deputies with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office arrested Rocky Earl Grimes Jr. on multiple drug charges.  This arrest stemmed from Deputies conducting controlled purchases of fentanyl from Grimes and executing a search warrant at Grimes home in Aurora, NC.  As a result of this investigation, Deputies seized powdered fentanyl and a 9mm handgun.

Rocky Earl Grimes Jr. was held in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $55,000 secured bond under the following charges:

-(2) counts of PWISD Schedule II (Fentanyl)

-(1) count of Possession of a Firearm by a Felon

-(1) count of Possess Marijuana less than ½ Ounce

-(2) counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Anyone with information regarding suspected drug sale/use or any other crime are encouraged to contact the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office at (252) 946-7111.  You can also submit tips anonymously by contacting Beaufort County Crime Stoppers at (252) 974-6400 or submit confidential tips online at www.p3tips.com/195.  Crime Stoppers only wants your information, not your name.