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Two people arrested on marijuana charges in Roanoke Rapids

Posted May 14, 2009 1:15 p.m. EDT
Updated May 14, 2009 6:38 p.m. EDT

— 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.