The following information was received from Capt. Anzell M. Harris with the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office:

ROANOKE RAPIDS — Shortly before 4 p.m. Nov. 10, the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Detective and Narcotic Divisions executed a search warrant on Maxine Court, which is in the area of Carolina Rest Home Road. Agent J.H. Bozard had received several complaints of drug activity taking place at this residence for several weeks.

During the search of the residence agents seized approximately 320 grams of marijuana, 70 ecstasy pills, 2.4 grams of cocaine, seven grams of heroin/fentanyl, a semi-automatic rifle and digital scales.

Agent Bozard will continue to follow up on this residence and arrests are anticipated.


HALIFAX — At about 4 p.m. Nov. 12, Agent B.J. Murphy and Lt. C.E. Carroll conducted a stop on a vehicle on Interstate 95 southbound near the 166 mile marker for a motor vehicle violation.

The driver was identified to be Khalifa Akeem Woods, 30, of Pasadena, Maryland. During the search of the vehicle approximately 915 grams of marijuana, 1,892 grams of liquid codeine and several items of drug paraphernalia was seized.

Woods had been entered into the NCIC in Virginia as a wanted person for forgery. Woods was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to sell/deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, possession with the intent to manufacture/sell/deliver Schedule V controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Woods was given a $35,000 bond with a Nov. 16 court date.


ROANOKE RAPIDS — Shortly after 9 a.m. Nov. 15, Agent B.J. Murphy conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle on Julian Allsbrook Highway near Smith Church Road for a motor vehicle violation.

Murphy identified the driver to be Tyler Joseph Persing, 24, and the passenger as Angelina Drose Frankel, 20, both of Lake Worth, Florida. During an open-air sniff of the vehicle, canine Bosco made a positive alert for the presence of narcotics.

During the search of the vehicle; marijuana, two smoking pipes, mushrooms and 15 Xanax pills were seized.

Agent Murphy arrested and charged Persing for fail to heed light or siren and no operator’s license; Frankel for felony possession of Schedule I controlled substance, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession Schedule IV controlled substance and possession of marijuana up to one-half ounce.

Persing was given a $250 bond and Frankel was given a $2,500 bond. Both have a Dec. 1 court date.

Deputy S. Bryant, Cpl. P. Rackley and Lt. A.D. Cash with canine Bosco assisted.