A parking lot encounter led to the arrest of a man and woman on drug charges early Sunday morning.
The arrests occurred in the parking of Mayflower and the former Mir’s sports bar as Master Officer A. Salmon and Officer H. Grimes were on foot patrol around midnight.
Officers could smell marijuana coming from a vehicle in which Jannel Akila Williams, 21, of Roanoke Rapids, was sitting in.
Williams rolled up the window and reportedly began spraying perfume as Grimes approached.
As this occurred Omar Daquan Ponton, 24, of Roanoke Rapids, approached the vehicle and attempted to get inside, Salmon stopping him.
Chief Chuck Hasty said the relationship between Ponton and Williams was not clear. It was also not clear where he had been before walking up to the vehicle.
Ponton was found in possession of narcotics when he was detained.
Williams was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and resist, delay and obstruct. She received a $500 bond and June 16 court date.
Ponton was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession of cocaine, possession of hydrocodone, possession of marijuana and resist, delay and obstruct. He received a $7,500 bond and July 15 court date.
Lieutenant P. Parks and Officer R. Cross assisted.
On Saturday at approximately 2 p.m., Sergeant D. Jenkins was called to the parking lot of Halifax Regional Medical Center about a person using narcotics inside a vehicle.
During the investigation Joie Agnello Appleton, 42, of Roanoke Rapids, was found in possession of drug paraphernalia.
When Jenkins attempted to arrest Appleton she refused to cooperate and pulled away from him.
When he attempted to put her inside his patrol car she allegedly kicked him.
Appleton was arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, resist, delay and obstruct and assault on a government official. She received a $1,000 bond and July 7 court date.
Halifax Regional security assisted Jenkins.
Halifax County Sheriff’s Office drug arrests
Captain A.M. Harris of the City County Drug Task Force reported the following drug arrests made by the HCSO:
On Saturday at approximately 11:16 p.m., Captain Roy Rooks encountered Deluntae Squire, 19, of Weldon, at a local hotel near Interstate 95.
Rooks seized approximately 10 grams of marijuana and cigarillos from Squire.
Rooks cited Squire with a North Carolina Uniform Citation for possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Squire received a July 19 court date.
At approximately 8:31pm Saturday, Deputy D.J. Epperson was in the South Weldon area when he noticed the driver of a vehicle failed to stop for a stop sign.
Epperson attempted to stop the vehicle in the 800 block of Elm Street but the driver fled from the vehicle.
Epperson chased the man to the area of Ninth Street and Washington Avenue.
Deputy A. Smith, Harris, Corporal P. Moyer and Weldon Police Department officers N. Coles and A. Burgess arrived to assist within minutes of the foot chase.
Deputies identified and located the driver in the area.
Epperson seized more than 48 grams of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia.
Epperson arrested and charged Daryl Keith Shearin, 32, of West Eleventh Street with failure to stop for stop sign, fictitious registration number plate, driving while license revoked, resisting a public officer, felony possession of marijuana, possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance.
Shearin received a $10,000 bond with a July 19 court date.