Ahoskie man arrested on cocaine and marijuana charges

Published 2:31 pm Thursday, August 11, 2022

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AHOSKIE – An Ahoskie man was arrested Monday on felony drug charges following the execution of a drug warrant.

Rodney Evans

Hertford County Sheriff Dexter Hayes said that 44-year-old Rodney Lamont Evans was charged with one count of trafficking cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to sale and/or deliver cocaine, one count of possession with the intent to sale and/or deliver marijuana, and one count of maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substances.

Evans was given a $100,000 secured bond, which was posted. He made his first court appearance on Tuesday.

Hayes said 1,800 grams (3.9 pounds) of marijuana and 364 grams (0.8 pounds) of cocaine were seized from Evans’s home on North McGlohon Street in Ahoskie. A handgun was also seized, according to the Sheriff.

“I would like to thank the men and women of the Hertford County Sheriff’s Office, Ahoskie Police Department, Down East Drug Task Force, Bertie County Sheriff’s Office, and North Carolina ALE for their assistance with this case,” Hayes stated. “Communication and information sharing is very important in the successful operation of these criminal cases.

“The drug dealers are not bound by borders, they are in every city and county so we must have information sharing to be successful in suppressing the drugs and drug dealers in our communities,” Hayes added.