A traffic stop this morning yielded trafficking amounts of fentanyl as well as a handgun.
The stop occurred shortly after 9 a.m., Roanoke Rapids police Chief Bobby Martin said.
The stop by Sergeant J. Horne yielded approximately 50 grams of fentanyl.
Martin said Horne made the stop because of the way the vehicle was being driven — erratically and the crossing over into the next lane.
The driver of the vehicle, Elizabeth Davis, 32, of Roanoke Rapids, was cited for driving while license revoked.
Elijah Couch, 28, of Roanoke Rapids, was arrested and charged by Agent C. Batchelor.
Couch faces charges of trafficking in opium/opiate/opioid by transport and possession, possession with intent to sell or deliver schedule II, possession of schedule II, felony carrying a concealed weapon, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Couch received a $200,000 bond and a June 15 court date.
“We continue to encourage the community to contact law enforcement with tips or information about drug activity,” Martin said.
Call 252-533-2810 or Crimestoppers at 252-583-4444.