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RRPD roundup: Possible hit and run; cocaine counts

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The Roanoke Rapids Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Captain Bobby Martin:

Apparent hit and run


Officer S. Blythe is investigating what appears to be a hit and run which occurred in the 300 block of Henry Street shortly after 9 p.m. Thursday.

A victim on a bicycle advised officers he was riding and felt something hit his rear tire. Details were unclear from that point.

Officers checked the area and were unable to locate a vehicle or any further evidence.

There were no serious injuries to the cyclist.

Anyone with information is encouraged to call the police department at 252-533-2810 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.


Traffic stop


Jason Richardson, 29, of Roanoke Rapids was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Richardson received an August 16 court date with a $2,500 bond.

Jessica Byrd was also arrested and charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and maintain a vehicle for a controlled substance.

Byrd received the same court date as Richardson and a $1,500 bond.

The arrests stem from a traffic stop by Alex Green Thursday around 11:15 p.m. due to Byrd, the driver, not wearing a seatbelt.

Green learned Byrd did not have a valid license.

Master Officer G. Morris and his dog Champ arrived on scene to assist.

Upon further investigation Morris deployed Champ, who indicated there was or had been narcotics in the vehicle. Upon checking the vehicle further, 1.8 grams of cocaine and 1.4 grams of crack cocaine were found along with drug paraphernalia.

Some of the contraband located was baggies, a scale, crack pipe and two measuring cups.

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