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The Halifax County Sheriff’s Office reported the following, according to Major Anzell M. Harris:

On Saturday shortly after 11 p.m. Lieutenant M. Brown conducted a traffic stop for a speeding violation on Highway 158 near Thelma Road. 

During the encounter with the driver, Tashawn Harvey, 30, of Littleton, Brown noticed an odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle and observed him moving something around in the floorboard with his feet.

Brown located a loaded handgun on the driver’s floorboard. He also seized marijuana, crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Brown arrested and charged Harvey with felony possession of cocaine, simple possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding and carrying a concealed gun.

He has a July 25 district court date.

Fictitious tag stop

On Friday around 6:30 p.m. Deputy D. Bybee conducted a traffic enforcement stop in the area of Highway 158 and Dickens Avenue for a fictitious tag.

The driver, identified as Phillip Kiah, 32, of Roanoke Rapids was not licensed and has an outstanding parole warrant. 

Kiah was found in possession of drug paraphernalia.

The passenger, Jonathan Pilgrim, 37, of Garysburg was in possession of marijuana.

Bybee located a Glock handgun inside the vehicle that had been reported stolen and had been entered into the National Crime Information Center by the sheriff’s office in 2023.

Kiah was arrested for his outstanding warrant in addition to possession of a firearm by felon, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Pilgrim was arrested for possession of a firearm by felon, possession of a stolen firearm, and possession of marijuana.

Kiah, who also has a hold from probation and parole, and Pilgrim received $45,000 secured bonds and July 25 district court dates.

They remain in custody at the Halifax County Detention Center as of this report.