Tip leads to fentanyl seizure and arrest of wanted fugitive

Published 6:07 pm Friday, June 28, 2024

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On June 25, 2024, deputies with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, along with K9 Athos, arrested 32-year-old Antonio Lamont Harris of Greenville, NC on multiple outstanding warrants and drug charges.

This arrest stemmed from deputies receiving information that Harris was wanted on nine separate charges out of Pitt County and was traveling to Beaufort County in a white Honda Civic.  Deputies spotted Harris at a gas station parking lot in Washington and approached him.  Harris was arrested on the outstanding charges and K9 Athos was then deployed.  K9 Athos indicated on the odor of a narcotic and a probable cause search was conducted on the vehicle.  As a result, deputies seized four grams of fentanyl and a small amount of marijuana.

Antonio Lamont Harris was arrested and held in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $410,000 secured bond under the following charges:

– Felony Possession With Intent to Sell Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance (Fentanyl)

– (8) Orders for Arrest for Failure to Appear out of Pitt County

– (1) Misdemeanor Warrant out of Pitt County

Beaufort County Sheriff Scott Hammonds encourages anyone with information regarding suspected drug sale/use or any other crime 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.