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The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Shane Guyant:

Fentanyl tossed

On Tuesday around 2 p.m. Lieutenant D.  Newsome was traveling on Tenth Street when he noticed Tae’une Demond Johnson, 24, of Roanoke Rapids operating a Honda Accord pass by him at Park Avenue.  

Newsome knew Johnson had a suspended driver’s license so he turned around to attempt a traffic stop.  

Newsome caught up with Johnson as he turned down the back alley between Jackson and Madison streets.  

Newsome watched as Johnson threw two pieces of paper from the vehicle. Johnson eventually stopped the vehicle.  

As Johnson was being arrested and searched Officer J. DeSare found a smoking pipe on him.

Detective Sergeant B. Murphy of the Halifax Regional Drug and Gang Task Force deployed his dog Raven to conduct an article search for the pieces of paper in the alley.  

The two pieces of paper were recovered and contained a white powdery substance which was later determined to be .7 grams for fentanyl.

Johnson was charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while license revoked.  

Johnson remains in the Halifax County Detention without the opportunity for bond due to active pending charges.

He is scheduled for a Thursday district court appearance.

Fleeing after window tint violation

On Tuesday around 10 a.m. PACE Officer J. Conrad was patrolling in the area of Highway 48 and driving north when he observed a vehicle with illegal front windshield tinting being driven south by a man later identified as Robert Antonio Hockaday.

Conrad stopped the vehicle and Hockaday, 33, got out. The officer ordered him to get back in the vehicle. Hockaday refused and ran from the officer when approached.

Conrad pursued Hockaday without losing sight and communicated the location to incoming officers. Officers quickly surrounded the area and took him into custody without further trouble.

Hockaday was charged with resist, obstruct, and delay an officer, window tint violation, and a registration violation.  

He was also served with outstanding orders for arrest for driving while license revoked from Sampson and Duplin counties from 2019.  

He remains in the Halifax County Detention Center and has holds on him from Sampson and Duplin counties.