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Rocky Mount teen arrested in Tarboro with drugs


On May 23rd, 2020, shortly after 2:30 am, Officer Darrin Harrell observed a young female seated in a vehicle while parked at a local convenience store. Due to her appearance, Officer Harrell believed the female was either asleep or in need of medical assistance due to a potential drug overdose. As such, Officer Harrell attempted to make contact with the individual, and after several attempts of knocking on the window, she awoke and exited the vehicle leaving the door standing open. While speaking with the individual about his observations, Officer Harrell noticed a small plastic bag of pills in the open door and recognized them as being a known controlled substance.

Based upon these observations, the individual was detained and her vehicle was searched. This search yielded a small plastic bag of off-white powder, tentatively identified as heroin, as well as drug paraphernalia including syringes and spoons. The pills were subsequently identified as a Schedule IV controlled substance through an imprinted number. As a result of these findings, the 19-year-old female from Rocky Mount was placed under arrest and charged with: one (1) count of Felony Possession of Heroin; one (1) count of Possession of Schedule IV Controlled Substance; and one (1) count of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. After processing, she was secured in the Edgecombe County Detention Center under a $5,000.00 bond.

The females name was not released in the report.

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