On Tuesday, PACE Officer J. DeSare with the Roanoke Rapids Police Department was patrolling the area of U.S. Highway 158, when he noticed an individual not wearing his seatbelt.
A traffic stop was conducted for the seatbelt violation, according to a press release from Chief Bobby Martin. During the stop, DeSare deployed his K-9 partner Borys who gave a positive indication for the odor of narcotics. A probable cause search of the vehicle was conducted, and DeSare located 31 dosage units of the drug MDMA, crack cocaine and 26 grams of marijuana.
Jonathan Boyd of Roanoke Rapids was taken into custody and charged with maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell or deliver Schedule I controlled substance, possession with intent to sell or deliver Schedule VI controlled substance, felony possession of Schedule I controlled substance, felony possession of Schedule II controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. Boyd was released on a $50,000 unsecured bond.
Detective Sergeant C. Babb and Narcotics Agent B. Council assisted.