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A Roanoke Rapids man faces drug charges after officers were dispatched to Sheetz on a call of a person slumped over in the driver’s seat, pills scattered in his lap and what turned out to be a replica Airsoft gun in the seat.

The call came in shortly before 3 p.m. Wednesday, according to Roanoke Rapids police Chief Bobby Martin.


The doors to the vehicle were locked. Officers decided to enter the vehicle through the passenger window so they could secure the gun and render aid to the man, later identified as 18-year-old Jacob Traas.

Traas awakened and was checked to make sure he wasn’t injured. Officers confirmed the gun was an Airsoft.

They located four Alprazolam pills, 95 Adderall pills, 12.8 grams of marijuana, and six Gabapentin pills during the search. 

Narcotics Officer C. Batchelor charged Traas with possession of schedule VI, possession of Schedule II, and possession of schedule IV. 

He received a $2,500 bond with an April 11 court date.

Captain M. Moseley, Lieutenant A. Salmon, and Officer C. Majette assisted.