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Roanoke Valley law enforcement reported the following:

Roanoke Rapids Police Department

Captain Jamie Hardy said a search warrant was executed Wednesday at a residence in 500 block of Jewel Street.

The investigation began when Detective B. Council started receiving numerous community complaints about possible drug activity at the residence. 

Narcotics agents and PACE Team members began their investigation and continued until they received enough information to apply for a search warrant. 


Upon executing the search warrant officers encountered Hunter Elliot Medlin and another person who was not listed as charged.

While searching the residence officers located a sawed-off shotgun, marijuana, cocaine, lorazepam, and methamphetamine. 

Medlin was charged with possession of a weapon of mass destruction, felony possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine, felony maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, possession of schedule IV, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Medlin was released after receiving a $20,000 secured bond. 

Halifax County Sheriff’s Office

Chief Deputy Scott Hall reported that on May 17 deputies responded to Green Acres Road in the Enfield area on a drive-by shooting call.

A female victim was shot in the back and later driven to Nash General Hospital in Rocky Mount where she was treated for a non-life threatening injury and released. 

Through investigation by D Squad and Detective R.B. Biggerstaff warrants were obtained on Raekwon Alston, 20, and Shisaih Phillips, 20, both of Whitakers. 

Alston was arrested  and charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury, while Phillips was arrested and charged with accessory after the fact. 

Alston received a $25,000 bond while Phillips received a $10,000 bond. They have July 15 court dates.