On Jan. 20, Narcotics Investigator C. Batchelor with the Roanoke Rapids Police Department was in the area of Old Farm Road following up on community complaints regarding the sale and distribution of illegal drugs.

While in the area, Investigator Batchelor conducted a traffic stop on a black Sedan that was involved in suspected drug activity, according to a press release from the police department. A traffic stop was initiated and Investigator Batchelor made contact with the driver, Kehaad Cornelius Hawkins, and immediately observed Hawkins holding marijuana in his hand. Investigator Batchelor conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle, leading to Investigator Batchelor seizing crack cocaine, powder cocaine, hashish and heroin. Hawkins and the passenger, Anthony Jones, were arrested and charged with the following:

Hawkins was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, felony possession of Schedule II, maintain vehicle/dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of Schedule IV, driving while license revoked and possession of drug paraphernalia. He received a $10,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

Jones was charged with possession of Schedule I and possession of drug paraphernalia. He received a $1,000 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear in court on Friday.

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