A Weldon man was arrested on drug charges Monday following a suspicious vehicle call, according to the town’s police department.
Chief Christopher Davis said in a statement Officer M. DiPietro responded to a suspicious vehicle call shortly before 7:15 p.m. in the 200 block of Mill Street.
During the investigation the officer noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle as well as a cloud of smoke.
The driver was identified as Latrell O’Neal Williams, 18.
DiPietro located a clear plastic bag containing marijuana, a digital scale and a BB gun inside a book bag which was inside the vehicle.
Williams was placed under arrest and taken before a Halifax County magistrate and was charged with possession of marijuana up to a half ounce and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
He received a written promise to appear in court on May 10.
Corporal S. McKimmey assisted.
Citizens are encouraged to report suspicious vehicles in their communities by calling the police department at 252-536-3136 or by the Halifax County E911 non-emergency number of 252-583-1991 or 911 if an emergency.
Citizens are also encouraged to report drug activity in their community by contacting the same numbers listed above as well as Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.