At approximately 9:44 p.m. Wednesday, Officer C. Roberts with the Roanoke Rapids Police Department was in the area of West 10th Street when he noticed a vehicle with a lighting issue pass him.

Officer Roberts pulled in behind the vehicle and conducted a traffic stop, according to a press release from Chief Bobby Martin. Upon making contact with the driver, Officer Roberts recognized the person driving, later identified as Sarah Spivey, 32, from the Roanoke Rapids. The officer returned to his vehicle and continued his investigation, while Officer D. Harrison arrived to assist.

Officer Harrison deployed his K-9 Borys to do a free air sniff of the vehicle, in which Borys gave a positive indication for the presence of narcotics. Upon checking the vehicle and the driver, officers located a needle, glass pipe and .39 grams of what is believed to be methamphetamines.

Spivey was placed under arrest and carried before a magistrate. She was charged with possession of Schedule I, maintain a dwelling for controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia (four counts), and cited for a headlamp violation.

Spivey was placed in the Halifax County Jail under a $3,000 bond with a July 28 court date.

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