Two arrested as alleged source for drug overdoses

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Over the past several weeks, The Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office has investigated numerous fatal and near fatal drug overdoses. During the investigations, it was determined that several of the cases led us to a residence on Meekins Road in Mesic, NC. On Tuesday, September 24th, 2019, Investigators conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle operated by James Ford of 319 Meekins Road in Mesic. As a result of the investigation, a search warrant at the residence and the traffic stop, Investigators charged 2 criminal suspects.

Those charged were:

James John Ford
319 Meekins Rd, Mesic NC
D.O.B. 03/15/1970

Charges: (2 Counts) Trafficking Opium or Heroin
Possess Drug Paraphernalia

Bond: $1,000,000 Bond

Roger Benjamin Voliva III
76 Upper Neck Rd Bayboro, NC
D.O.B. 10/03/1976

Charges: Conspire Sell/ Deliver Heroin.

Bond: $50,000 Bond

As always, if you believe someone in your community is involved in the use and distribution of narcotics, contact the Pamlico County Sheriff’s Office at (252)745-3101.