Paul Thomas Strickland, 28, of Vance Street is wanted by agents of the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office, according to a press release from Capt. Anzell M. Harris. Agents had received a tip from RRSpin about possible drug activity taking place at a restaurant on Premier Boulevard in Roanoke Rapids by an employee. 

During the follow-up investigation, Agent B.J. Murphy obtained warrants on Strickland for maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance, two counts each of sell cocaine, deliver cocaine and possession with the intent to sell/deliver cocaine.

Strickland frequents the Vance Street area of Roanoke Rapids and the Gardner Drive area of Gaston.

Agents are also seeking Cortez Sesson, 29, of Happy Drive. Agent A.D. Cash has obtained warrants on Sesson for sell marijuana, deliver marijuana and possession with the intent to sell/deliver marijuana.

Sesson frequents the Straight Road and Highway 48 areas in Roanoke Rapids.

Agents encourage Strickland and Sesson to surrender to law enforcement. Citizens are encouraged to report possible drug activity by calling the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division at 252 535-1257, Halifax County Crime Stoppers at 252 583-4444 or by downloading the P3 Tips app.