Little River residents arrested on heroin charges in Brunswick, N.C., akelley@thesunnews.comDecember 12, 2013 

— Brunswick County Sheriff deputies arrested two Little River residents on drug charges Wednesday for the second time in a month.

Joshua Aenes Rodriguez was arrested during a traffic stop in Calabash, N.C. Wednesday, said Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman Emily Flax. Rodriguez had fled from Horry County deputies attempting to serve warrants from Brunswick County at Rodriguez’s home in Little River.

Rodriguez is charged with trafficking in opium or heroin.

Ross Edmund McGillicuddy, who was at the same home in Little River, was taken into custody by Horry County Sheriff's Office Wednesday, Flax said. He is being held at J. Reuben Long Detention Center awaiting extradition to Brunswick County. McGillicuddy is charged with conspiracy to traffic opium or heroin.

Rodriguez is currently being held in the Brunswick County Detention Facility under a $100,000 bond.

The pair were arrested on Nov. 19 on heroin related charges. Agents found an additional 211 bindles of heroin in an impounded vehicle seized during the November arrest after the two men had been released.

Saquan Michael Jones, 30, of Supply, N.C., was wanted charges of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute heroin, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling and possession of drug paraphernalia. During a search of Jones’ home on Dec. 5, police found 76 bindles of heroin.

Jones was arrested at 1:30 a.m. Dec. 6.

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