‘Nervous’ driver nabbed for drugs

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 15, 2006

AHOSKIE – A nervous reaction following a traffic stop for speeding resulted in a Virginia teen’s arrest here last week.

Donald Lamont Sloan, 18, of Newport News has been charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver both crack cocaine and marijuana as well as maintaining a vehicle to store controlled substances.

His bond was set at $20,000 secured.

Ahoskie Police Detective Sgt. Jeremy Roberts was traveling into town on NC 561 (Harrellsville highway) shortly past 9 a.m. on April 6. A vehicle passed Roberts’ unmarked police car and headed into Ahoskie at a rate of speed above the posted limit.

Roberts activated his blue lights and stopped the vehicle on Memorial Drive.

According to his report, Roberts noted the driver (Sloan) was acting in a nervous fashion. Roberts asked for and was granted permission to search the vehicle. Under the driver’s side front seat, Roberts discovered 14 hits of crack cocaine and three bags of marijuana.

“Again, this is a case of one of my officers being very observant and paying attention to detail,” Ahoskie Police Chief Troy Fitzhugh said. “If that had not been the case, then this individual would have slipped by with nothing more than a speeding ticket and those drugs would have found their way into our community.”