The break-in occurred shortly before 8 p.m. on Colonial Drive, Captain A.M. Harris of the City County Drug Task Force said in a statement.
Asked this morning whether the robbery of drugs and money appeared to be the intent of break-in, Harris said, “That’s what it seems like to me.”
Harris said the task force had recently began receiving complaints of drug activity at the residence.
Jermaine Antony Hagan, 24, of Hamilton Street, was arrested in the break-in and Terry Louis Kearney Jr. and Jerrysha Kimble were arrested on the drug charges.
Halifax County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to the residence. The victims were familiar with Hagan and gave a description.
Sergeant Rodney Goswick of the state Highway Patrol located located Hagan in the area of Cloverleaf Drive. During a search of the area money was recovered.
Deputies at the residence contacted task agents after finding cocaine and paraphernalia inside the residence.
Deputy J.C. Comeaux arrested and charged Hagan for breaking and entering, felony larceny and injury to real property.
Agent D.R. Radford arrested and charged Kearney and Kimble, both 21, for felony possession of cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Hagan received a $10,000 bond and August 21 court date.
Kearney and Kimble received $1,000 bonds with July 19 court dates.
Deputies P. Moyer, S. Stansberry and P. Rackley assisted along with Roanoke Rapids Police Department officers R. Cross and J. Spragins and Agent D.J. Epperson.