HENDERSON — Vance County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested and charged two men on Sept. 2 with heroin trafficking.

Amon Rashad Smith, 24, of Henderson also faces counts of possession of a stolen firearm, possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor marijuana possession, Sheriff Curtis Brame said. He went free on a $271,000 secured bond.

The other man, Laquad Cornell Holden, 22, of Henderson, faces additional charges of felony cocaine possession, misdemeanor marijuana possession, misdemeanor maintaining a dwelling to keep, sell or store controlled substances, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Holden went free on a $97,000 secured bond

Brame said deputies seized 88 bricks of heroin, equivalent to about 4,400 doses.

Smith was convicted in September 2020 of possessing Schedule IV drugs and possession of Schedule IV drugs with intent to sell. He received 18 months probation. Schedule IV includes a variety of depressants and stimulants, including some, like Lorazepam, that are legally available by prescription.

Contact Ray Gronberg at rgronberg@hendersondispatch.com or by phone at 252-436-2850.

Contact Ray Gronberg at rgronberg@hendersondispatch.com or by phone at 252-436-2850.