A man with pending court dates throughout November, December and January was arrested Sunday following a traffic stop which led to more charges filed against him.
Captain Bobby Martin of the Roanoke Rapids Police Department said “being observant” and “doing good police” on the part of Officer Brandon Council led to drug charges being filed against Tyquane Johnson, 24, of Roanoke Rapids.
Court records show Johnson has multiple court dates set in December and is also scheduled to appear in court in January on a litany of charges, some of which include robbery with a dangerous weapon and misdemeanor assault on a handicapped person as well as further drug and weapon charges.
He has received suspended prison sentences and probation in the past for possession of schedule II and assault on a female.
“We’ve dealt with him in the past,” Martin said.
Prior to Sunday’s case in Roanoke Rapids, Johnson had been arrested by the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office in August in a card fraud case.
Martin said in a statement at approximately 3:30 p.m. Sunday Council stopped a car for a motor vehicle violation in the area of Highway 158 and Leslie Road.
While talking with the driver Council noticed a white powder substance in the passenger seat which looked like cocaine.
The driver, who was identified as Johnson, was placed into custody and officers located narcotics and paraphernalia inside the car.
Council, after getting Johnson to the police department, located three 8mg Hydromorphone pills and four 20 mg OxyContin pills in Johnson’s left sock.
Council found 4.4 grams of crack cocaine as well.
Johnson was charged with felony possession of schedule II, simple possession of schedule II, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He received a $4,500 bond with a December 4 court date.
Officer J. Spragins and M. Worrell assisted.