Washington man charged with possession of heroin

Alex Reed Spain (Beaufort County Sheriff's Office photo)

WASHINGTON, Beaufort County - A Washington man was arrested on June 6 and charged with possession of heroin.

Alex Reed Spain, 29, of 312 Williamsburg Rd. in Washington was arrested by investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff's Office Drug Unit. He was charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was placed in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond.

His arrest comes after investigators conducted surveillance on a residence involved in the distribution of heroin. Spain was witnessed arriving and departing the residence. After a traffic stop, they found a plastic bag containing heroin, a syringe and two spoons containing heroin residue.