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Tuesday, 13 February 2018 20:46

HCSO roundup: Drug arrests

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The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Chief Deputy Scott Hall:

On February 8 at approximately 11:20 p.m., Corporal M.A. Bishop stopped a vehicle for a stop sign violation on Highway 158 near Airport Road just outside Roanoke Rapids.

Bishop identified the driver as Darius Robertson, 26, of Roanoke Rapids.

A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of crack cocaine.

Bishop arrested and charged Robertson with felony possession of a Schedule II Controlled Substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Robertson was also served with an outstanding order for arrest.


On February 8, at approximately 10:30 p.m., Sergeant Roy Ball stopped a vehicle for a speeding violation on Highway 158 near Huckleberry Bottom Road just outside Roanoke Rapids.

Ball and Deputy Andy Cash discovered Benjamin Boone, 26, of Roanoke Rapids, was in possession of cocaine.

Cash arrested and charged Boone with felony possession of schedule II, felony maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, and possession of an open container of alcohol.


On February 2 at approximately 1:30 a.m., Corporal Brandon Council arrested a Roanoke Rapids man while responding to a disturbance call in the Roanoke Rapids area.  

Investigation led Council to turn his attention to Paris Terell Rooks,31, who displayed erratic behavior which was consistent with possible drug use.

Further investigation led to the discovery of a clear plastic bag containing a crystallized shaped rock in Rook's pocket, which tested positive for MDMA, also known as Ecstasy.

Council arrested and charged Rooks for possession of schedule I controlled substance and drug paraphernalia.

All three people charged have February 21 court dates.

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