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A Roanoke Rapids man faces marijuana and traffic offenses following a Thanksgiving chase on Interstate 95 near the 164 mile marker.

Captain Scott Hall of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office said deputies were notified by central communications that the North Carolina State Highway Patrol was in a vehicle chase and the driver, later identified as Nashaun Hakeem Biggz El, was throwing items believed to be narcotics out of the window.

The chase continued off I-95 and Biggz El was taken into custody after he came to a stop at the intersection of Bowers and Airlie roads. 

Troopers took the 45-year-old man into custody and turned narcotics over to Deputy B. Johnson.

Johnson charged Biggz El with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, and felony possession of marijuana. 

Officers located and seized a total of 667 grams of marijuana packaged  in 34 separate bags. 

The highway patrol charged him with felony flee to elude arrest, speeding, driving while license revoked, littering, open container, and reckless driving with wanton disregard.

He received a $15,000 bond and Thursday district court date.