The Roanoke Rapids Police Department reported the following, according to Chief Bobby Martin:
This morning just past midnight Officer T. Acree was patrolling in the area of Smith Church Road and Vine Street when he noticed a vehicle with an equipment violation.
After stopping the vehicle the officer learned that the vehicle operator, Virginia Smith, 36, was driving on a revoked license.
Further investigation led to the discovery of 26.41 grams of fentanyl and 1.48 grams of crack in Smith’s pocketbook.
Acree placed Smith, of Roanoke Rapids, under arrest and she was charged with trafficking in opium/heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II, possession of schedule II, an equipment violation, and driving while license revoked.
She received a $50,000 bond and March 31 court date.
Narcotics Officer C. Batchelor, Sergeant J. Horne, and Officer D. Norfleet assisted.
On Tuesday shortly after noon officers D. Newsome and A. Lynch responded to the 500 block of Jewel Street on a domestic disturbance call.
Lynch noticed a person going through the backyard and jumping a fence.
Officers advised the man, later identified as Joshua Stallings, 29, to stop.
Stallings was carrying several bags which he dropped and cooperated with the officers.
The bags were placed in a patrol vehicle for safekeeping and at the police department Lieutenant J. Baggett noticed the odor of marijuana.
There were 286 grams of marijuana located along with three dosage units of testosterone and two dosage units of trenbolone acetate.
Trenbolone acetate, according to a study at Purdue University, is a synthetic anabolic hormone widely used in beef cattle across the United States. It is administered as a subcutaneous implant and often in combination with estradiol for growth promotion in beef cattle.
Stallings, of the Roanoke Rapids area, was charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, resist delay and obstruct, and possession of schedule III. He received a $2,000 bond and March 24 court date.