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2 charged after traffic stop reveals heroin, marijuana

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Hakeem Vereen (Source: BCSO) Hakeem Vereen (Source: BCSO)
Alex Hamilton (Source: BCSO) Alex Hamilton (Source: BCSO)
(Source: BCSO) (Source: BCSO)

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) – Two suspects face drug charges following a traffic stop conducted by the Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Vice/Narcotics Unit.

Multiple bags of heroin, marijuana and drug paraphernalia were seized by authorities Friday, according to a sheriff's spokesperson.

21-year-old Hakeem Vereen of Ash, NC and 19-year-old Alex Hamilton of Shallotte, NC face the following charges:

-Possession with the intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana
-Possession of drug paraphernalia

Authorities seized 20 bags of marijuana (weighing about 21 grams), and $70 in cash from Vereen and 127 bags of heroin and $1,256 in cash from Hamilton.

The heroin was hidden in a hidden compartment in the car's dash.

Vereen was given a $5,000 secured bond and Hamilton was given a $50,000 bond.

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