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Thursday, 22 March 2018 19:14

Task force roundup: RR arrest; traffic stop

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The City County Drug Task Force reported the following, according to Captain A.M. Harris:

On Tuesday at approximately 7:21 p.m., agents with assistance of the investigative and patrol divisions of the Roanoke Rapids Police Department executed a search warrant at a residence on Jackson Street Extension.  

Agent C. Babb had been investigating the sale of narcotics from this residence for several weeks.

During the search of the residence, 10 dosage units of cocaine, approximately 16.9 grams of marijuana and several items of drug paraphernalia were seized.

Agent C. Babb cited the following with a North Carolina Uniform Citation:

Samantha Walton, 33, of Roanoke Rapids, for possession of marijuana one-half to one and one-half ounce

Lucas Hedgepeth, 34, originally from the Medoc area, for maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance

Walton and Hedgepeth received April 18 court dates.

Babb arrested and charged Datrone Jerode Howington, 38, from the Whitakers area, with felony possession of cocaine and possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine.  

Whitaker received a $10,000 bond and April 9 court date.


During a traffic stop Monday, approximately 78 grams of marijuana, a digital scale, a box of plastic of plastic bags and currency were seized shortly after 11 p.m.

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Corporal Brandon Council stopped the vehicle for a motor vehicle violation on Virginia Avenue near Highway 158.

During the search, Council discovered the marijuana and paraphernalia in a book bag.

Council arrested and charged Tyquan Shaquelle Moody, 23, of Roanoke Rapids, with felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance, possess marijuana paraphernalia, driving while license revoked and failure to maintain lane control.

Moody received an April 18 court date.

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