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A traffic stop Monday resulted in the seizure of 47 ecstasy pills along with cocaine and marijuana.

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Bobby Martin said 4.6 grams of marijuana and 10.10 grams of cocaine were also seized from a stop stemming from a suspicious vehicle call in the area of Virginia Avenue and Old Farm Road. The vehicle also had a fictitious registration and lights out.

In a statement Martin said Master Officer M. Hunsucker made the stop around 10:30 p.m.


Hunsucker learned the driver, later identified as Marceles Hawkins, 29, of the Roanoke Rapids area, had no license on him and presented an identification card.

Hunsucker reportedly detected the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and noticed digital scales.

With assistance from narcotics Sergeant C. Babb, narcotics Officer B. Council and Lieutenant M. Moseley, the narcotics were located.

Hawkins was arrested at the scene and carried to the police station for processing where officers located hidden cocaine.

He was taken to a magistrate in Halifax where he was charged with the following: possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine; possession with intent to sell and deliver MDMA; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana paraphernalia; driving while license revoked; and fictitious registration plate.

He received a $5,600 bond and July 7 court date.