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The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Captain A.M. Harris:

A Virginia correctional officer from Gaston is wanted on drug counts after narcotics agents received information she was reportedly keeping marijuana in a hotel room near Interstate 95 and Highway 125 in the Roanoke Rapids area.

Harris said this morning after examining the items seized from her hotel room and based on prior seizures involving drugs in prison “it appears to me she was taking marijuana into the Virginia facility.”

Harris said Agent D.K. Newsome followed up on the information and applied for a search warrant for the room.

Agents collected approximately 283 grams of marijuana, containers of coffee grounds, rolls of plastic, a vacuum sealer with bags and black electrical tape. Agents also collected correctional officer uniforms and other correctional center documentation.

In a statement Harris said it appeared Brooklyn Fields, 25, had been staying in the hotel room for some time. 

With the evidence collected agents made contact with Virginia corrections officials. 

It appeared to agents that Fields had packaged marijuana in plastic bags, wrapped the marijuana packages surrounded with coffee grounds, vacuumed sealed it, and then wrapped them with black electrical tape to possibly take into the correctional center.

Agents have been working closely with the correctional investigators. Since the initial contact with investigators on Friday Fields has not been allowed on the correctional centers property.

On Wednesday Newsome obtained warrants for the arrest of Fields for felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance.

Agents encourage Fields to surrender to law enforcement. Harris said she may be in the Gaston area.

Two pounds

On Wednesday shortly after 3 p.m. agents and the patrol division executed a search warrant at a residence in the 1200 block of East Ninth Street in Roanoke Rapids after receiving information about possible drug activity.

During the search of the residence agents seized over 2 pounds of marijuana, a digital scale, a box of plastic bags and other packaging materials.

Agents arrested Dominik Harrison, 31, of the residence and charged him with felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Harrison was given a $1,500 bond with a November 18 court date.

Citizens are encouraged to report possible drug activity by calling the Halifax County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division at 252-535-1257, Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444 or by downloading the P3 Tips app.