Crime Stoppers stops crime
Published 8:46 pm Saturday, March 31, 2012
A Crime Stoppers tip led to the drug arrests of five people according to a press release from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office. On Feb. 28, 2012, Investigators with the Sheriff’s Office drug unit arrested Troy Macon Roeloffs, 32, of 369 Sams Road, Chocowinity, Alisha Nicole Lopez, 23, of 369 Sams Road, Chocowinity, Major Churchill Lewis Jr., 35, of 205 Hudnell St., Washington, Lawrence Paul Brooks, 34, of 4466 Loop Road, Scranton, and Jamie Stewart Daniels, 36, of 3719 Highway 33 East, Chocowinity. Because of a complaint of drug activity at Roelofs’ residence, the drug unit conducted traffic stops and a search of Roelofs’ residence and as a result seized 23 grams of cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and $1,560.00.
“K-9 Elza indicated in several places in the residence where cocaine and marijuana were found,” said a representative of the drug unit. According to the spokesman, K-9 Elza identified drugs during the traffics stops, as well.
Roelofs and Lopez were charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Daniels and Brooks were charged with possession of cocaine, possession of less than 1/2 ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Lewis was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Roelofs was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond. Lopez was released under a $15,000 unsecured bond. Brooks, Daniels and Lewis were confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond.
The arrests are significant in that they show how a Crime Stoppers tip can stop crime, according to the drug unit spokesman.