ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WNCN) — Roanoke Rapids police say they received a call Tuesday afternoon about a man following a woman while driving through a parking lot.

When police arrived they located the vehicles and determined the incident was domestic in nature, a Wednesday press release said.

While investigating further, Sgt. D. Newsome found the male driver, 29-year-old Dominic Battle, was in possession of a handgun and narcotics—and they were in a pretty unusual place.

The narcotics were concealed in two diapers behind the passenger seat of the vehicle and the weapon was discovered in the armrest of the vehicle, police said of the probable cause search.

In all, Roanoke Rapids police said Sgt. Newsome found 358 grams of cocaine, 35 grams of methamphetamine, 119 grams of marijuana along with drug paraphernalia and a Glock 17 9mm handgun.

Battle was arrested and charged with:

  • possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana
  • possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine
  • trafficking in methamphetamine
  • trafficking in cocaine
  • felony possession of marijuana
  • maintain a dwelling/vehicle for controlled substance
  • possession of drug paraphernalia
  • carry a concealed weapon
  • driving while license revoked
  • assault with a deadly weapon
  • two orders for arrest served
  • possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine

Battle was placed under a $80,000 bond and was given a court date of August 10.