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A man and woman face drug and weapons charges following a traffic stop Tuesday morning in the area of highways 48 and 158, according to the Roanoke Rapids Police Department.

Chief Bobby Martin said Officer D. Harrison was on patrol in the area shortly before 11 when he observed a vehicle with a lighting issue. He also observed the driver, identified as Kevin Clayton, 23, of Littleton, travel outside his lane.

Harrison attempted to stop the vehicle but Clayton was slow to stop.


Editor's note: No mugshot of the passenger was available, according to Martin.

The officer noticed the strong smell of marijuana coming from the vehicle while speaking with Clayton and his passenger, Tyheria Carter, 18, of Roanoke Rapids.

Harrison deployed his dog Borys. The canine indicated the possibility of narcotics in the vehicle.

Two handguns — a Glock 10mm and a Smith & Wesson .45-caliber — were located along with 59 grams of marijuana.

Clayton was charged with possession of schedule VI, carrying a concealed weapon, and failing to heed blue lights and siren. He received a $5,000 bond and June 10 court date.

Carter was charged with possession of schedule VI and carrying a concealed weapon. She received a $500 bond and the same court date as Clayton.

Sergeant D. Moore, Officer C. Roberts, Detective M. Hunsucker, Narcotics Officer C. Batchelor, and Narcotics Sergeant M. Worrell assisted.