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A Roanoke Rapids man faces marijuana charges following a stop Tuesday for a window tint violation.


Charges against Dominik Harrison, 31, include aggravated possession of marijuana, which reflect factors which could result in more sentencing time based on factors such as a previous record or past charges or selling to a minor.

Roanoke Rapids police Chief Bobby Martin said this afternoon law enforcement is familiar with Harrison, who in October was charged by the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office with possession of 2 pounds of marijuana. 

On Tuesday Roanoke Rapids PACE Officer J. DeSare conducted the traffic stop on Harrison in the area of Smith Church Road and Highway 125.

DeSare deployed his dog Borys which gave a positive indication for drugs.

Harrison reportedly refused to step out of the vehicle and began resisting before he was handcuffed and a search ensued.

A .40-caliber Smith & Wesson handgun with an attached laser, 26 grams of marijuana packaged for sale, digital scales and currency in small denominations was seized. Martin said the small bill are consistent with drug sales.

Harrison was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, aggravated possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, carrying a concealed gun, and resist, delay, and obstruct.

He received an $8,000 bond and February 3 court date.

Agent B. Council and Officer C. Walker assisted.

Harrison also has a March 17 court date on marijuana charges.

In October agents and the patrol division of the sheriff’s office executed a search warrant at his residence in the 1200 block of East Ninth Street in Roanoke Rapids after receiving a tip 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.