Pounds of pot nets arrest of Garysburg man

Published 4:01 pm Tuesday, March 5, 2024

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ROANOKE RAPIDS – A traffic stop here Sunday yielded nearly five pounds of marijuana that resulted in the arrest of a Northampton County man.

Roanoke Rapids Police Chief Shane Guyant said that at around 10 p.m. on March 3, Lieutenant M. Hunsucker observed a vehicle that was traveling on the roadway in front of him that was not insured.

Hunsucker conducted a vehicle stop and identified the driver as Jarvonte Leron Green, 21, of Garysburg, who was operating the motor vehicle on a revoked driver’s license.

Hunsucker talked to Green about the overwhelming odor of marijuana inside of the vehicle.

As Sergeant J. Spragins and Officer L. Balmer arrived to assist, Green was removed from the vehicle and told the officers about a handgun in the driver’s door.

Officers conducted a pat down of Green, who turned over a clear bag of marijuana in his coat pocket.

A probable cause search of the vehicle yielded the discovery of three vacuum-sealed bags weighing 1.3 and 1.4 pounds.

Officers also located an additional amount of marijuana inside the vehicle.

The total amount of marijuana seized was 4.7 pounds. Green was subsequently arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for sell/deliver of a controlled substance, felony carrying a concealed weapon following a weapon conviction in Wayne County in 2022, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and driving while license revoked.

Green received a $10,000 bond and a March 28 district court date.

(Lance Martin is the Editor and Publisher of www.rrspin.com. Permission was received to publish this story.)