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A search for a fugitive last week in the Gaston area led the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office to a motel room and the arrest of a 31-year-old Margarettsville woman.

The person they were looking for — Jacob Davis, 32, of Roanoke Rapids — was located the following day by Gaston police Chief C.L. Dixon, Captain C.A. Parker of the sheriff’s office said today.

In a statement Parker said last Tuesday around midnight, agents with the sheriff’s office narcotics division with the assistance from Gaston police, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and Roanoke Rapids Police Department went to the Super 8 Motel in Gaston to locate Davis, who has numerous felony warrants and several court dates in both Halifax and Northampton counties.

Agents received information Davis was staying at the motel.

Upon approaching the room, agents came in contact with a woman later identified as Jennifer Prater, 31. 

Agents could smell a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside the motel room, Parker said, and they also saw drug paraphernalia in plain view.

Agents located and seized a user amount of cocaine, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia which included a glass smoking pipe, and straws with white residue and syringes.

Agent R.T. Horton arrested and charged Prater with felony possession of cocaine, felony possession of methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. 

She received a $1,000 bond and Wednesday court date.

Meanwhile, Parker said Davis was apprehended on September 22 by Dixon.

The warrants he was sought for include two counts of possession of stolen goods, larceny of motor vehicle parts and a fugitive warrant.

He has multiple court dates in Halifax and Northampton counties on charges ranging from a probation violation to breaking and entering counts.

Citizens are encouraged to report possible drug activity by calling the narcotics division at 252-534-2611 ext: 175 or Northampton County Crime Stoppers at 252-534-1110.