Friday, January 31, 2014

U.S. Marshals Arrest of Fugitive in Winston-Salem Results in Drugs and Weapons Charges

Winston-Salem, NC – Yesterday morning at 10:30 AM, Tyron Keith Haskins, a 31 year old, Black Male was arrested by the U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force (JFTF), the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms (ATF), and the Winston-Salem Police Department (WSPD). Haskins was wanted on an outstanding Federal Supervised Release Violation warrant by the U.S. Marshals in the Southern District of New York.

The Southern District of New York developed information indicating Haskins was residing in the Winston-Salem, North Carolina area. JFTF quickly joined the hunt in the apprehension of Haskins. Investigators set up surveillance in the apartment complex and Haskins was taken into custody without incident at his residence of 1045 West Bank Street, Apartment C. Members of the JFTF obtained and executed a search warrant for Haskins’ apartment resulting in the seizure of approximately 260 grams of Heroin, approximately 610 grams of marijuana, assorted drug paraphernalia, 6 firearms to include assault style firearms, assorted ammunition, magazines, and holsters and approximately $180.00 in US currency.

Lieutenant J.J. Edwards with the Special Operations Division/SWAT Commander, spokesman for the WSPD stated, “With regards to this investigation by the US Marshals and the WSPD detectives, their combined efforts yielded one of the most significant seizures of Heroin in this jurisdiction in the recent past. In addition to the narcotics seizure, the 6 firearms, two of which were listed as stolen, and the seizure of ballistic vests will have a significant impact on the safety of everyone in the community. I would like to commend all involved for their excellent work.”

The U.S. Marshals Joint Fugitive Task Force for the Middle District of North Carolina is comprised of investigators from the U.S. Marshals Service, Chapel Hill Police Department, Durham Police Department, Greensboro Police Department, High Point Police Department, Winston Salem Police Department, Alamance County Sheriff’s Office, Orange County Sheriff’s Office, and the North Carolina State Highway Patrol.

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