Tip leads to drug arrest

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, March 30, 2004

WINDSOR – Information received from a concerned citizen has led to the arrest of a Windsor man on drug charges.

Roanoke-Chowan Narcotics Task Force (RCNTF) Commander Frank Timberlake reported that Julius Derrick Swain, 26, of 1626 Cooper Hill Road, Windsor, was arrested around midnight on March 25 following a traffic stop on Rhodes Ave. in Windsor.

Acting upon a tip from a citizen, RCNTF Agent T. Lewis stopped a Ford pick-up truck from where Swain exited on the passenger’s side and attempted to flee arrest. The source of the information said that Swain was in possession of a large quantity of crack cocaine.

Following a short foot chase, Lewis and Windsor Police Department officer David Pierce were able to apprehend Swain. During that pursuit, Swain allegedly dropped a set of digital scales.

Upon overtaking the suspect, a search of Swain’s person revealed a spice bottle containing 14.6 grams of powered cocaine, 11.2 grams of crack cocaine and 6.2 grams of marijuana.

Swain was charged with felony possession with intent to sale and deliver a Schedule 2 controlled substance (cocaine), misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Bertie-Martin Regional Jail under a $100,000 cash bond.

&uot;Agent Lewis along with Officer Pierce did an excellent job in following through with this citizen complaint,&uot; said Timberlake. &uot;We again thank the public for their input in our ongoing battle against the use and sale of illegal drugs. We will continue our efforts to arrest and convict those who choose this lifestyle.&uot;