Foot chase nets arrest in Aulander

Published 12:00 am Monday, November 3, 2003

AULANDER – A collaborative effort between the Aulander Police Department and the Roanoke-Chowan Narcotics Task Force (RCNTF) resulted in the arrest of an Aulander man last week.

Aulander Police Chief Jimmy Barmer reported that on Wednesday night (Oct. 29), RCNTF Agent Kenneth Gilliam was working drug surveillance in the Aulander area. Through that surveillance, Gilliam determined that Rahjon &uot;RahRah&uot; Green of 315 Canal St. in Aulander was involved in an alleged illegal activity.

&uot;Agent Gilliam approached Mr. Green at which time Mr. Green attempted to flee apprehension by running into a nearby wooded area,&uot; stated Chief Barmer. &uot;Following a short foot chase, Agent Gilliam was able to overtake and arrest Mr. Green in the area of Broad and Front streets.&uot;

Barmer said that a quantity of crack cocaine was found along the area in which Green fled.

&uot;We knew those drugs belonged to him through the surveillance work,&uot; noted Barmer. &uot;Plus they were found along the exact path he used in an attempt to flee apprehension.&uot;

Green was charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver crack cocaine. Probation violations were also served against Green by the Bertie County Department of Community Corrections. Green was taken to the Bertie/Martin Regional Jail under a $100,000 cash bond.

&uot;Thanks to the efforts of the RCNTF, we were able to take another drug dealer off our streets,&uot; said Barmer. &uot;Efforts such as this will continue here in Aulander. Our streets belong to our law-abiding citizens and it’s our job as law enforcement officers and agencies to ensure their safety while in their homes and on the streets.&uot;