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An Emporia man was arrested and charged on methamphetamine counts Thursday afternoon following a traffic stop.

Captain A.M. Harris of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said around 4 p.m. Agent A.D. Cash was in the West Tenth Street area of Roanoke Rapids following up on a drug complaint when he noticed suspicious activity taking place.

Around 4 p.m. Deputy D. Bybee conducted a stop on the vehicle for a violation.

During the search methamphetamine and paraphernalia were seized.


Tony Willie Rook, 47, of Emporia, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He received a $2,000 bond and April 21 court date.

A passenger, James Edward Massey Jr., 49, of Gaston, was issued a state citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.