On Wednesday, October 1, 2014, members of the Henderson Police Department Special Operations Unit executed a search warrant at 1215 Topleman Street in Henderson. During the search, officers recovered 170 grams of marijuana, 23.1 grams of cocaine, 56 grams of crack cocaine, AK-47 rifle and items of drug paraphernalia.
Ricky Lavell Welch, 35, 1215 Topleman Street was charged with the following offenses: Manufacturing cocaine; Trafficking cocaine by possession; Possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver cocaine; Possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver marijuana; Possession of drug paraphernalia; Maintaining a dwelling for keeping a controlled substance. Welch was placed in the Vance County Jail after failing to post a 355,000.00 secured bond. A preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Vance County District Court on October 21, 2014.
Citizens with information related to drug activity are encouraged to contact the Henderson Police Department at 252-438-4141 or Crime Stoppers at 252-492-1925. Crime Stoppers offers rewards of up to 2,000.00 for information leading to the arrest and/or conviction of individuals engaged in criminal activity. All calls are confidential.