Tip helps cops nab suspect

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Timothy Joyner

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Staff Writer

Saturday, September 29, 2018

In response to community concerns about the possibility of a drug house in their neighborhood, Rocky Mount police were able to nab a suspect Friday and seize illegal drugs and four weapons from a home.

The search was conducted Friday at 114 Aqua Court, said Cpl. Brad Summerlin of the Rocky Mount Police Department. During the course of the search, officers seized $10,475 in cash, 1.69 pounds of marijuana and 2.5 grams of methylenedioxymethamphetamine — commonly known as ecstasy.

Police also found and seized four weapons at the house including an AR-15 assault rifle with a 100-round magazine clip, an AK-47, a 9mm MAC-10 and a .40-caliber Glock 23.

As a result of the investigation, police arrested Timothy Aaron Joyner, 27, who was charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and possession of a Schedule 1 narcotic.

Summerlin said the investigation remains ongoing and more charges may be added later.

“We are thankful for the community input on this case,” Summerlin said. “These residents are in the community more often than we are so their input helps us do our job even better. It is important for people to come to us with information or concerns so that we can investigate, do our due diligence, enforce the laws and get law-breakers off the street.”

Joyner was jailed under a $25,000 secured bond in the Edgecombe County Detention Center.