Chief James Avens said in a statement Sergeant Lloyd Melton received a call from Beaufort County around 10:30 a.m. Thursday James Ervin Merritt Jr., 44, was possibly staying in a local motel.
Merritt was wanted for failure to return a tractor-trailer and its load.
Melton located Merritt with assistance from the Roanoke Rapids Police Department.
A small amount of illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia were located during the arrest process.
Merritt was charged with embezzlement, possession of schedule II and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He has a November 1 Halifax County court date on the drug charges. He received a $6,000 secured bond.
Information on a Beaufort County court date has not been immediately posted.