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The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following:

Captain A.M. Harris reported on Monday shortly after 9 a.m. Agent B.J. Murphy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Julian R. Allsbrook Highway near Smith Church Road for a motor vehicle violation. 

Murphy identified the driver as Tyler Joseph Persing, 24, and the passenger as Angelina Drose Frankel, 20, both of Lake Worth, Florida.  

During an open-air sniff of the vehicle, canine Bosco made a positive alert for the presence of narcotics.   

During the search of the vehicle marijuana, two smoking pipes, mushrooms and 15 Xanax pills were seized. 

Murphy arrested and charged Persing for failing to heed light or siren and no operator’s license. Frankel was charged with felony possession of schedule I controlled substance, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance and possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce. 

Persing received a $250 bond and Frankel a $2,500 bond. Both have December 1 court dates. 

Deputy S. Bryant, Corporal P. Rackley and Lieutenant A.D. Cash assisted. 

On Friday around 4 p.m. Murphy and Lieutenant C.E. Carroll conducted a stop on a vehicle on Interstate 95 southbound near the 166 mile marker for a motor vehicle violation. 

The driver was identified as Khalifa Akeem Woods, 30, of Pasadena, Maryland.  

During the search of the vehicle approximately 915 grams of marijuana, 1,892 grams of liquid codeine and several items of drug paraphernalia was seized. 

Woods had been entered into criminal databases in Virginia as a wanted person for forgery.  Woods was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule V controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. 

Woods received a $35,000 bond with a court date today. 

On November 10 shortly before 4 p.m. the detective and narcotics divisions executed a search warrant on Maxine Court in the area of Carolina Rest Home Road. 

Agent J.H. Bozard had received several complaints of drug activity taking place at this residence for several weeks. 

During the search of the residence agents seized approximately 320 grams of marijuana, 70 ecstasy pills, 2.4 grams of cocaine, 7 grams of heroin/fentanyl, an assault rifle and digital scales. 

Bozard will continue to follow up on this residence and arrests are anticipated.  


Chief Deputy Scott Hall reported the sheriff’s office is currently investigating the larceny of a 2014 Harley Davidson motorcycle, which occurred in the 3000 block of Highway 158 outside of Roanoke Rapids. 

The crime is believed to have occurred between 5 a.m. and 3 p.m. on November 4. 

Anyone with any information is encouraged to contact Detective R.E. Marshall at 252-583-8201, Halifax County Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444 or by using the P3 Tips App.

A cash reward is being offered by the victim in this case.