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An Enfield man was charged early this morning on drug and resisting charges following a traffic stop on Roanoke Avenue.

The stop by Roanoke Rapids police Officer T. Acree occurred shortly before 1 a.m., Chief Bobby Martin said.


Acree was patrolling Roanoke Avenue when he observed a vehicle being operated by a man later identified as Adrian Bell, 31. The vehicle was being operated without a registration plate.

Acree pulled in behind the vehicle and Bell abruptly pulled over near the Eighth Street intersection.

Bell exited the vehicle and walked towards the officer, who advised him to stop and return to the vehicle.

Bell refused but was detained by narcotics Agent C. Batchelor.

Batchelor checked the vehicle, which had heavy window tinting, for other occupants and for officer safety.

He was met with the strong odor of marijuana and a subsequent search by Acree resulted in the discovery of 186 grams of marijuana in a large plastic bag which was in plain view in the backseat.

Bell had outstanding warrants for arrest for larceny of a motor vehicle, injury to personal property and possession of a stolen motor vehicle for which he received a $10,000 bond.

Acree charged him with possession of marijuana, resist, delay, and obstruct, and driving while license revoked, for which he received a $3,000 bond.

He has pending district court dates in Halifax County for misdemeanor assault on a female and resisting an officer and district court dates in Wake County for DWI, no operator’s license and a civil revocation.

He has a December 10 court date in Halifax County stemming from this morning’s stop.