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Roxboro man faces drug, gun charges

A 23-year-old Roxboro man faces a felony drug charge and a misdemeanor weapon charge following his arrest in Halifax Sunday, April 15.

According to Acting Police Chief D. D. Irby, Halifax Police Officer W. R. Wilmoth arrested Isaiah J. Simmons on charges of possession of marijuana with intent to distribute and brandishing a firearm.  

The arrests were made after Wilmoth responded to a call for service on Harding Street in Halifax earlier that day, Irby said.  

Wilmoth recovered suspected marijuana and a .44 caliber Smith and Wesson revolver, the acting chief said.

Irby also warned area residents about a telephone scam that is currently being perpetrated in Halifax, Mecklenburg and surrounding counties.

According to Irby, the caller identifies himself as a close relative and states he has been arrested.  The caller then puts a "police officer" on the phone.   The alleged police officer then advises the person to send "international bond" money via Western Union to a London (or other overseas) address.

 Anyone receiving a call of this nature is warned not to send any money or give out any personal information.  

“Attempt to get as much information about the caller's ID as possible (name, phone number, address, etc.), and contact your local law enforcement agency,” Irby said.

In Halifax County Sheriff’s Office police reports:

• Andrea Daun Wilson, 21, of Hudson Road, Virgilina faces a misdemeanor charge of contempt of court.

The alleged offense occurred April 20, and Sgt. Q. W. Clark served the warrant Thursday.

• Elvis Randolph Boyd, 54, of Acorn Road, Nathalie faces a misdemeanor charge of contempt of court.

The alleged offense occurred April 6, and Deputy J. O. Tanner Jr. served the warrant Thursday.