Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Deputy J. Comeaux charged Derrick Anthony Younger, 35, with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver schedule II; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin; maintaining a vehicle, place or dwelling for a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting a public officer.
He was also served with an outstanding warrant for unauthorized use of a motor vehicle.
The events which led to his arrest began around 2 a.m. today when the sheriff’s office and Weldon Police Department were conducting a checking station at Second and Sycamore streets in Weldon, Captain A.M. Harris of the City County Drug Task Force said in a statement.
Comeaux encountered Younger and central communications advised he had the outstanding warrant.
As Comeaux attempted to arrest Younger, the man fled from the checking station but was caught after a brief foot chase.
Younger was found in possession of 10 vials of crack and three bindles of heroin.
He received a $10,000 bond and May 2 court date.
Sergeant T. L. Mason and Officer T. Revis of the Weldon Police Department and Corporal M. Zughbi and Deputy G. Keel of the sheriff's office assisted.