A routine traffic stop on Thursday night led to more ominous discoveries. A Person County Sheriff’s deputy stopped a Jason Long, 42, of 560 Old Allensville Road, Roxboro for a traffic violation at the intersection of Concord Church Road and Brooks Dairy Road.
When the deputy approached the vehicle, Long advised him that there was a handgun in the vehicle.
During a search of the vehicle, the deputy found the .38 -caliber revolver under the driver’s seat with the serial numbers scratched off and a small bag of what appeared to be cocaine.
Long was charged with one count of possession of cocaine, one count of maintaining a vehicle for the use, storage or sale of a controlled substance and one count of altering a firearm serial number.
He was released from the Person County Jail under $40,000 bond.
Woman cited in Walmart larceny
Roxboro police officers responded to a larceny at WalMart Friday night.
Loss prevention reported that Glenda Taylor, of 53 Foxwood Drive, Timberlake, allegedly exited the store with approximately $147 in unpaid items.
Taylor was issued a citation for larceny.
South Carolina man cited for drug possession
Sunday afternoon Roxboro police officers stopped a South Carolina man at 827 Semora Road.
Joshua Newman, 6836 Spring Hill Rd. in Rembert, South Carolina was stopped for a traffic violation, according to the Roxboro Police Department.
During a probable search of the vehicle, officers reported locating marijuana smoking pipes.
Newman was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia.
A father catches son smoking marijuana
Friday night a Person County sheriff’s deputy responded to the 3000 block of Bowmantown Road, in reference to a father finding out his son was apparently smoking marijuana.
According to the report, the father found the marijuana in a tobacco dip can beside an air conditioning unit and also located a black pipe with marijuana inside.
The son admitted the items belonged to him.
He was cited as a juvenile.