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The Weldon Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Christopher Davis:

On Saturday shortly after 9 p.m. Officer T. Revis conducted a traffic stop for a stop sign violation in the area of Fourth and Sycamore streets.

Revis encountered the driver of the vehicle, Taiwan Daleshay Terry, 22, of Weldon, and noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle as well as a clear plastic bag containing marijuana sticking out of the driver's coat pocket. 

Revis located several items of drug paraphernalia and marijuana inside the vehicle. 

Terry was arrested and taken before a Halifax County magistrate who charged him with possession of marijuana over a half ounce but less than 1.5 ounces. He was issued a town ordinance for the stop sign violation.

He received a written promise to appear in court on May 24.

Corporal H. Cross and Sergeant L. Melton assisted. 


The United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina reported the following:

A Norlina man was sentenced today to 108 months in prison for possession with intent to distribute 28 grams or more of crack and a quantity of cocaine and marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of manufacturing, distributing, and using any controlled substance, and felon in possession of a firearm. 

According to court documents, William Leon Mayfield, 60, also known as Moon, sold crack cocaine to a confidential informant out of a residence in Norlina on multiple occasions.  Following those controlled purchases, the Warren County Sheriff’s Office obtained a search warrant for the residence and executed it on June 13, 2019.  

During that search, deputies found a loaded firearm, quantities of cocaine, crack cocaine, marijuana, and United States currency.  

Mayfield is a convicted felon, having been convicted of numerous drug and gun charges in and around Warren and Vance Counties. 

Mayfield pled guilty to the charges on November 5, 2020.

Chief U.S. District Judge Richard E. Myers II in Wilmington sentenced Mayfield. 

The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives and the Warren County Sheriff’s Office investigated the case and Assistant U.S. Attorney Robert J. Dodson  prosecuted the case.