At about 2:33 a.m. Sunday, Officer C. Roberts and Officer S. Langley were responding to the area of the 500 block of Whitaker Street in regard to a domestic dispute taking place.
While en route, the officers were notified that two male subjects involved in the domestic were leaving the area. The officers received a description of the vehicle and were given the names of the two males, who they were very familiar with due to previous encounters, according to a press release from Chief Bobby Martin.
Roberts noticed the vehicle at the end of Whitaker Street turning onto Fifth Street. The officers were able to discover that one of the male suspects had an outstanding warrant on him for misdemeanor larceny. Roberts and Langley were able to get the vehicle stopped without any issues. The driver of the vehicle, after confirming his identity, was arrested for the outstanding warrant and the passenger was detained for further investigation.
Upon further investigation, the vehicle the suspects were driving was searched. During the search the driver’s wallet was seized, a leather bag was searched and located a container that was not opened right away. As the search continued, four capped needles and a gold box, which contained three oxycodone in a small plastic bag, two buprenorphine and naloxone in a small plastic baggie, a white crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine in a plastic baggie, and a small baggie containing a white powder believed to be fentanyl were discovered. The officers also located 18 pills (clonazepam), a rubber water bong was located, and uncapped needles in the passenger area of the vehicle.
The passenger was identified as Alex Boyd, 31, from the Roanoke Rapids area, and he was cited for possession of drug paraphernalia and released with a Nov. 13 court date. The driver of the vehicle was identified as Brian Vick, 26, from the Roanoke Rapids area. Vick was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, maintain a dwell for controlled substance, possession of Schedule II (fentanyl), possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II (fentanyl), simple possession of Schedule II, possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule II, simple possession of Schedule III, possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule III, simple possession of Schedule IV, possession with intent to sell and deliver Schedule IV, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 ounce, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Vick was placed under a $50,000 bond and given a Nov. 13 court date.
The following drugs were seized: 1.10 grams of marijuana, 18 dosage units of clonazepam, a sedative (controlled substance, which can treat seizures, panic disorder, and anxiety, and two dosage units of buprenorphine and naloxone, which is a prescription medicine used to treat adults who are addicted to (dependent on) opioid drugs (either prescription or illegal) as part of a complete treatment program that also includes counseling and behavioral therapy.