Ahoskie man arrested

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, June 7, 2005

AHOSKIE – Acting on a complaint, the Ahoskie Police Department made a drug arrest here Dec. 1.

Michael Christopher Battle, 18, of Center Grove Road, Ahoskie, stands charged with one felony count of possession with intent to sell and deliver crack cocaine. He was taken to the Hertford County Jail in Winton under a $10,000 secured bond and will make his first court appearance on Dec. 19.

Ahoskie Police Officer Andres J. Snape responded to a call from an individual concerning the apparent sell of drugs in the 200 block of East First Street.

Upon arrival, Officer Snape observed two individuals sitting on the porch of the complainant. While Officer Snape was in the process of interviewing both of the subjects on the porch, APD Sgt. G. B. Lassiter arrived to provide assistance.

Following a brief interview of both subjects, a consent to search was given. During the search of one of the subjects, officer Snape seized a small piece of clear plastic with several off-white, rock-like substances that were individually wrapped in clear plastic located in the subject’s right front pocket.

With the training that Officer Snape has received, he believed the items seized were crack cocaine. He then arrested Battle without incident.

Ahoskie Police Chief Troy Fitzhugh promised that his department will continue to respond to drug dealing activities within town.

“We will not stand by and allow drug dealing to continue,” Fitzhugh said. “I urge all of our citizens to call when they see any suspicious activities going on in their areas. Together, we can make Ahoskie a better place to live.”

The Police Chief closed by saying, “I commend Officer Andres Snape for a job well done and without incident.”