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A Weldon woman was charged on drug counts Wednesday afternoon following a traffic stop in the Roanoke Rapids area.

Captain A.M. Harris of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said in a statement shortly before 3:45 p.m. Agent B.J. Murphy stopped a vehicle on Highway 158 near Zoo Road for a motor vehicle violation.


The driver was identified as Riley Renee Johnson, 25.

Murphy reportedly noticed a white powdered substance on the woman’s nose. A subsequent search resulted in the seizure of several oxycodone pills, suboxone strips, a short red straw with a white powdered substance and a handgun.

Johnson was arrested and charged with carrying a concealed gun, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of schedule III controlled substance and felony possession of schedule II controlled substance.

She received a $2,500 bond and December 16 court date.

Agent A.D. Cash assisted.