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Two people arrested on marijuana charges in Roanoke Rapids

Posted May 14, 2009

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— Two people are facing drug charges after a marijuana bust Wednesday at a Roanoke Rapids home.

Kristopher Wayne Patterson, 26, and Jennifer Leigh Johnson, 23, were arrested after a warrant was served to search their residence.

Agents from the Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and the Roanoke Rapids Police Department said they found a handgun, over 13 grams of marijuana and various items used in the drug trade.

Patterson and Johnson were arrested for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Patterson was released on a $2,000 unsecured bond. He is also currently on probation for a previous drug conviction from July of 2008.

Johnson was released on a $1,000.00 unsecured bond.

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  • TRON May 15, 2009

    I have multiple guns, and im a member of the NRA. That said, I really believe that guns and drugs are not a good mix.

  • schit May 15, 2009

    I agree with TAXMAN.... He is right.

  • fedupin benson May 15, 2009

    "The gun may or may not have been illegal.. he very well could have had a permit, however it's illegal to have a gun and drugs together."

    reaaally? Then why were they not charged with weapons possession along with the pot and paraphernalia?

  • Tax Man May 15, 2009

    This is one big waste of our taxes. Pot should be legalized, taxed and become a mainstream commodity like alcohol. You only bring the criminal element into it by making it illegal. People will use it no matter what the law says - it is just plain dumb to waste our resources on Pot! Alcohol causes many more problems, yet it is manageable - unlike when we made it illegal and gave the Kennedy Family all their wealth as the big booze dealers they were. Just legalize pot, tax it, regulate it and help people who have addiction issues as a medical problem, not a criminal problem.

  • SouthernLady05 May 15, 2009

    "How do you know the gun was illegal? It said nothing about it, other than one was found. Big deal"

    The gun may or may not have been illegal.. he very well could have had a permit, however it's illegal to have a gun and drugs together.

  • dugmeister May 15, 2009

    I feel safer now. T
    hank you WRAL.
    I can now get some sleep.
    Whew.

  • Iamcornholio May 15, 2009

    It probably wasn't even 13 grams, you know how they always over exaggerate the cost and amount of the bust, especially with pot.

  • webberx101 May 15, 2009

    The "former" Soviet Union did NOT collapse - it just packed up and moved to AMERICA!

  • fedupin benson May 15, 2009

    TRON- How do you know the gun was illegal? It said nothing about it, other than one was found. Big deal, how many other ppl in this state have weapons in their house? Personally, I have 1, or 2,.. maybe more ;) But that's my right.
    Punisher- Bah.. I hope you were being sarcastic. how many billions has the gooberment spent on locking up non-violent weed users, when murderers and rapists still walk the streets? What did the pot smoker do to you? Make the cheetos unavailable?

  • PeaceOut2017 May 15, 2009

    I'm glad they busted those dopers. I like the War on Drugs. Druggies watch out!

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