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ZEBULON — A Franklin County man was arrested on multiple drug charges after being involved in a traffic stop.
According to sheriff’s reports, Alexander William Carrol, 28, 100 South Ridge Drive, Bunn was spotted by Detective K. Gunter sitting on the driver’s side of a black GMC Sierra that was stationary on the roadway.
As he approached the vehicle in his police cruiser, Gunter recognized Carrol and knew his license was revoked, due to previous encounters with law enforcement.
Carrol then pulled the truck into a driveway.
Gunter, running a check was advised the license plate was revoked because the vehicle had no insurance.
Gunter then witnessed Carrol drive the truck out of the driveway and travel west on Johnson Town Road.
Gunter initiated a traffic stop on Adna Road and Carrol drove approximately 200 yards while appearing to rummage through his console before stopping.
Gunter approached the truck, then asked Carrol to step out of the car and put his hands on the side of the vehicle. Gunter frisked Carrol and noticed a hard square object in his pocket.
Carrol told Gunter it was a CD case. But Gunter discovered it to be an electronic scale used for weighing controlled substances.
A further search of Carrol revealed a plastic bag of marijuana in another pocket.
Gunter placed Carrol in custody and informed him he was not under arrest, only detained for the officer’s safety.
Gunter asked Carrol if he could search his vehicle and Carrol stated there was nothing in there and that he could tear it apart, according to police reports.
Gunter looked into the vehicle and lifted up on a cup holder finding another bag of marijuana.
Gunter then placed Carrol under arrest.
After backup and a drug unit arrived on the scene the vehicle was further searched. A drink can with a removable bottom. In the bottom of the can deputies found a white powdery substance that field tested positive for oxycodone.
A hypodermic syringe was also found in the crease of the driver’s seat.
Carrol was transported to the Franklin County jail and charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession with the intent to sell marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, two counts of drug paraphernalia possession and simple possession of a controlled substance.
Carrol was held at the jail under a $25,000 secured bond.
Security officer declines to press charges
WAKE FOREST — A security contractor at Wake Forest High School has declined to press charges after being struck by a car.
Valentheia Roberson was performing traffic control duties on Stadium Drive in front of the high school the afternoon of Sept. 11 when a driver refused to follow instructions to stop and allow students to cross the road.
According to Wake Forest Police Spokesman Bill Crabtree, Roberson reported she was trying to prevent a car from entering the parking lot just before 2:30 p.m. to allow students on foot to exit. The car continued to move forward and eventually struck Roberson on the leg.
Roberson was not injured and was able to provide to police a description of the vehicle. Later, however, she declined to press charges.
Rocky Mount man now has 41,000 reasons to stay away
WAKE FOREST — Nakeen Jamall Johnson, 24, 532 Lark Lane, Rocky Mount, had already been trespassed from the Wake County Housing Authority property on North Allen Road when Wake Forest Police got a tip Sept. 8 that he had been seen back at Hope Village Apartments. When officers ran a background check of Johnson, they discovered a number of outstanding warrants for his arrest in addition to the trespassing violation.
According to the arresting officer, B.A. Jernigan, when police came to the housing complex, Johnson was not to be seen, but his known acquaintance was standing outside of her apartment.
Crabtree reported that upon questioning as to Johnson’s whereabouts, the acquaintance claimed that only her children were in her apartment. But she did give officers permission to search.
Jernigan and the other officers found Johnson hiding behind a chair in the apartment.
Johnson was arrested at 10 p.m. for breaking and entering and first degree trespassing. Additionally, he was served with arrest warrants for misdemeanor larceny, assault on a female, communicating threats, resisting public officers, interfering with emergency communications and three additional counts of second degree trespassing.
Johnson was taken to the Wake County jail and held on $41,000 secured bond.