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Task force roundup: Cocaine through the window; cocaine in the mouth

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The City County Drug Task Force reported the following, according to Captain A.M. Harris:

On Sunday at approximately 12:22 p.m., Deputy J. Comeaux of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office encountered Leander Sykes, 59, of Littleton, in the parking lot of a business in the 800 block of Highway 48.

Before approaching Sykes, Comeaux noticed Sykes reportedly threw several silver objects out of the window of the vehicle.  

Comeaux confirmed through Central Communications there was an active Halifax County order for arrest on Sykes.

Sykes was arrested for the outstanding paper with the assistance of Deputy P. Rackley.  

The items thrown out the window were six hits of crack cocaine wrapped in aluminum foil.

Sykes was served with the order for arrest and charged with felony possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and littering.

Sykes received a $4,000 bond with a May 22 court date for the order for arrest and a May 25 court date for the drug charges.


Cocaine in a dollar bill and a user amount of marijuana was seized during a traffic stop on Saturday shortly after 1 a.m.

Deputy Earl Richardson stopped a vehicle on Gibbs Avenue near Highway 561 for a headlight violation.  

Richardson could smell the odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle.

During the search, the driver, identified as Morris Silver, 40, of Tuscarora Road, Warrenton, put the dollar bill containing cocaine in his mouth. The cocaine and marijuana was seized.

Richardson arrested and charged Silver for felony possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce.  

He received a $1,000 bond with a May 16 court date.

Corporal R. Chin of the sheriff’s office assisted.

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