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Posted on: October 11, 2021

Hudson man charged with felony and misdemeanor drug crimes

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Date/Time of Offense: Thursday, October 7, 2021.

 Offense(s)/Charge(s): Felony Trafficking Cocaine by Possession

                                      Felony Trafficking Cocaine by Transport

                                      Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine

                                       Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana

                                       Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

                                      Misdemeanor Flee to Elude Arrest

                                       Misdemeanor Failure to Heed for Lights and Siren

                                       Misdemeanor Driving While License Revoked    

 Location of Incident: Intersection of Glenway Drive, and Turnersburg Highway

 Suspect(s): Roger Oniel Thomas Jr., 27 Years Old

                    4003 Baird Drive

                    Hudson, North Carolina 28638

              

Sheriff Darren Campbell stated: On Thursday, October 7, 2021, deputies with the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office Interstate Criminal Enforcement (ICE) Team observed a vehicle traveling on Interstate 40 westbound when it committed a traffic violation. The deputies attempted to stop the vehicle by activating blue lights and siren, however the vehicle continued travelling and refused to stop. The deputies continued following the vehicle which exited off the interstate and onto Highway 21, then turned on Glenway Drive before stopping in a parking lot.

Once the vehicle stopped, the deputies approached the vehicle and took the driver, Roger Oniel Thomas Jr., into custody. A search of the vehicle was initiated, and 183.79 grams of cocaine along with 9.8 grams of marijuana was located inside the vehicle. 

Thomas was transported to the Iredell County Detention Center where he was charged with the following: Felony Trafficking Cocaine by Possession, Felony Trafficking Cocaine by Transport,

Felony Possession with Intent to Sell or Deliver Cocaine, Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Misdemeanor Flee to Elude Arrest,                       Misdemeanor Failure to Heed for Lights and Siren, and Misdemeanor Driving While License Revoked. Magistrate D. Chamber set a 250,000.00 dollar secured bond on these charges.

Roger Oniel Thomas Jr., 27 Years Old

4003 Baird Drive

Hudson, North Carolina 28638

250,000.00 DOLLARS SECURED BOND.

Criminal history: Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana, Two Counts of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia, Reckless Driving to Endanger.