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A Roanoke Rapids man faces numerous drug charges following a stop Tuesday for a seatbelt violation.


Jonathan Boyd, 32, faces charges of maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule I, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI, felony possession of schedule I, felony possession of schedule II, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Boyd was stopped by PACE Officer J. DeSare in the area of Highway 158 for failure to wear a seatbelt.

DeSare’s dog, Borys, gave a positive alert for narcotics and a probable cause search was conducted.

The officer seized 31 dosage units of MDMA, crack cocaine, and 26 grams of marijuana.

Boyd has a previous record with the North Carolina Department of Public Safety which dates back to 2007 and includes convictions for probation revocation, possession of a weapon by a convicted felon, drug counts and other charges.

For Tuesday’s charges he was released on $50,000 unsecured bond. He has an April 7 court date.

Detective Sergeant C. Babb and narcotics agent B. Council assisted.