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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — Brunswick County detectives say they’ve taken thousands of dollars in heroin off the street.

Detectives arrested four people from South Carolina Thursday with an estimated $17,000 worth of heroin in their vehicle.

“Certainly getting this amount of heroin off the streets we hope will save lives, and we do feel confident that it will slow that trade down,” Sheriff John Ingram said.

Deputies arrested 23-year-old Terrance McFadden, 28-year-old Thomas Alexander Murphy, 22-year-old Dezirea Trappier and 21-year-old Latisha Green on the Bolivia Bypass off of Highway 17.

Officers say they found 630 bundles of heroin and a separate 10 gram bag in Green’s purse. They also say they found a handgun and bullets under the driver’s seat.

Ingram says there was extensive planning before finally arresting the four.

“Unfortunately we know that there will be somebody to step up to take their place and start a supply here, but at least we’ve been able to slow this down,” Ingram said.

All four suspects are charged with three counts of trafficking. They are in jail each $1 million bond.

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