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A Roanoke Rapids man previously convicted on several charges was found in possession of weapons as well as approximately 15 ounces of marijuana Monday.

Lieutenant Shane Guyant of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said the arrest of Travis Deonte Purnell, 33, occurred at a residence on Straight Road, located outside Roanoke Rapids.

Narcotic agents executed a search warrant based on what Guyant described as “an exhaustive investigation” by Agent D. Epperson. Members of the sheriff’s office’s Hazardous Entry and Arrest Team assisted in the service of the warrant.

Epperson’s investigation concluded that illegal drugs were being sold and stored at the residence. In addition to the marijuana which was packaged in multiple baggies, a pistol and rifle were located as well.

Guyant said Purnell was convicted in 2007 for breaking and entering, breaking and entering a motor vehicle, felony conspiracy and financial card theft. In 2019 he was convicted for possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.

He faces charges of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, and maintaining a dwelling for storing a controlled substance.

He received a $5,000 bond and Friday court date.