Beaufort man faces drug charges

Following a lengthy investigation Falanta Terrell Simmons, 34, of 672 Merrimon Road, Beaufort, was arrested and charged with six counts of level three trafficking in heroin.

Detectives charged Simmons following a controlled purchase of nearly 31 grams of suspected heroin and fentanyl.

Simmons was taken into custody on outstanding warrants during a traffic stop on 01/24/2022 and transported to the Carteret County Jail where he is being held on a 2.5-million-dollar bond.

Simmons is a repeat offender and has previously served an active sentence in prison for drug sales. His next court date is scheduled for February 11th 2022.