‘Hammer Time’ leads to arrests for gun, drug and other crimes in Rocky Mount

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Rocky Mount Police arrested 17 people, served 27 warrants, and issued 39 tickets for various crimes last weekend in “Operation Hammer Time.”

The Rocky Mount Police Department says during the one-day “Operation Hammer Time” event, officers executed multiple raids on suspected drug locations, conducted a DUI checkpoint to check for drunk drivers, and made connections with local residents in several neighborhoods.

The DUI checkpoint was conducted with help from the NC Forensic Test for Alcohol Branch, who provided a Mobile Breath Alcohol Testing Unit that allows defendants to be tested and processed on location.

The totals for the one-day operation are:

Narcotics Seizures:

114.10 grams marijuana

30.9 grams cocaine

4 Dosage units of Ecstasy

Weapons Seizures:

Charter Arms .38 special

Intratec 9mm with extended clip with 34 rounds

Search Warrants Executed:

1704 Leggett Road

1552 Springbrook Drive

Field Interview Cards Completed: 4

Warrants Served: 27

Citations: 39

Arrests:

Ronald Brooks Gay-DUI, Careless and Reckless Driving

Joseph Whitaker-PWISD Schedule II, Felony Possess Schedule II, Possess Marijuana, Possess drug paraphernalia

Kelly Horne- Possess Marijuana

Jocelyn Edmonds- Possess Marijuana

Lanika Jones- Open Container

Courtney Lewis- Open Container

Daffny Auston- Open container, Possess Marijuana, Drug paraphernalia

Patrice Knight- Open Container

Calvin Lewis- No Operator License

Teneasha Garnett- No Operator License

Kenith Pittman- DWLR

Jemel Vines- No Operator License

Cierra Webb- DWLR, Open Container

Jasmine Wilson- Open Container

Jonathan Knight- DWLR, Expired License

Corey Harris- DWLR

Ladrick Wheeler- Possess Marijuana, Felony Possess MDMA.

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