Roanoke Valley law enforcement reported the following drug arrests:
Halifax County Sheriff’s Office
Captain A.M. Harris reported Thursday shortly after 11 a.m., Deputy I. Smith stopped a vehicle for a violation on Highway 158 near Fairground Lane.
Deputy D. Bybee arrived to assist and a canine was requested. Agent D.K. Newsome responded with his dog, Duri.
During the search, the passenger identified as Jeremy Russell Currin, 44, of High Point, was arrested and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. The paraphernalia was identified as syringes.
Currin already faces charges from last week when a person he was with was charged with meth trafficking.
Heidi Woodgeard, 40, of Archdale, was arrested and charged for driving while license revoked and was served with three outstanding orders for arrest.
The orders were from Guilford and Randolph counties for driving while license revoked, driving without two headlamps and failure to deliver title.
Currin received a $500 bond and Woodgeard a $4,000 bond.
Both have January 15 court dates.
Agents D.J. Epperson, C.A. Parker and R.E. Ball assisted.
Roanoke Rapids Police Department
Chief Bobby Martin reported on Wednesday shortly before 2 p.m., the PACE Team, narcotics agents, investigative and patrol divisions conducted a search warrant execution in the Ashland Avenue area after receiving several complaints and Crimestoppers tips. A month-long investigation was conducted which lead to the service of the search warrant.
Copious amounts of equipment to manufacture marijuana was recovered.
This equipment included pots, soil, buckets, fans, large grow lights, lighting timers, grow tents, hydroponic growing equipment, hydroponic seed pods, hydroponic water pumps, electrical cords, and fertilizer gel.
Marijuana and plants were recovered from the home along with a suppressed handgun.
“The evidence seized from this home shows there was an indoor marijuana grow in this home and it appeared to have been going on for a while,” Martin said in a statement.
Maurice Farnham IV was arrested on scene.
Farnham was charged with manufacturing marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. He received a $10,000 bond with a February 5 court date.
“The Roanoke Rapids Police Department encourages citizens to utilize Crimestoppers — 252-583-4444 — as a means to remain anonymous when reporting crimes,” Martin said. “The tips submitted to Crimestoppers will be followed up on.
PACE team members B. Council and J. DeSare, along with Sergeant C. Babb, officers C. Roberts and J. Horne, Lieutenant M. Moseley and S. Blythe served the search warrant.