APD makes drug arrests

Published 12:23 pm Tuesday, August 6, 2013

AHOSKIE – Officers with the Ahoskie Police Department have recently made several arrests involving illegal drugs.

On July 27 at approximately 11:14 p.m., Sgt. Farmer was patrolling in the area of First and Maple Street. Upon observing suspicious activity a traffic stop was made. Sgt. Farmer requested assistance from K-9 Sgt. Owens of the Murfreesboro Police Department.  K-9 Sgt. Owens and K-9 Kane arrived on scene and conducted an air sniff and as a result of a positive alert the vehicle was searched.

Subsequent to the search, Curtis Wendell Slaughter, 50 of Ahoskie was arrested and charged with possession of cocaine and placed under a $20,000 secured bond.  Carl Edward Warren, Jr., 52, of Colerain was also arrested for possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and placed under a $10,000 secured bond.  Both men were transported to Herford County Jail.

On July 28 at approximately 4 a.m., Officer Whitby was patrolling the area of Mitchell Street and Richard Street when he observed a large crowd of people in the street screaming and yelling. Upon investigating, people began to disperse using offensive language.

Sgt. Farmer and Officer Parker arrived to assist with investigating the matter and observed a few of the people walk to a residence on Richard Street where an altercation began. Naeem Ezell, 34, of Ahoskie was subsequently arrested for disorderly conduct and possession of cocaine.  His bond was set at $5,000 secured and he was placed in the Herford County Jail.

On July 29, at approximately 11:30 a.m., Sgt. Cuff and Captain Garrett were on patrol in the area of Snipes Street.  Upon observing suspicious activity a traffic stop was made on Maple Street.

During the officers’ investigation a consent search was conducted and subsequently Billy Patrick Askew, 50, of Ahoskie and William Madrey, 69, of Lewiston were arrested for possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.  Both subjects were placed under a $1,500 secured bond each and placed in the Hertford County Jail.

On July 31 at approximately 2:38 p.m., Sgt. Ruffin was on patrol in the area of Parkwood apartments and saw Henry Demetric Williams, 32, of Ahoskie. Ruffin knew that there was an order for arrest outstanding for Williams for child support.

Williams was placed under arrest and subsequent to a search incident to arrest, Williams was found in possession of numerous counterfeit controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was placed under a $6,800 secured bond and transported to the Hertford County Jail.

Chief Fitzhugh wanted to express his appreciation to all the officers involved in these cases for a job well done. He thanked the Murfreesboro Police Department for their assistance in the July 27 arrests.