Brothers arrested after Roanoke Rapids police find stolen gun, drugs in car

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Drugs and guns seized by Roanoke Rapids police on June 16, 2021. (Courtesy of the Roanoke Rapids PD)

ROANOKE RAPIDS, N.C. (WNCN) – Officers responding to a call about a person trying to sell stolen goods to a pawn shop ended up arresting two brothers for having a stolen gun and thousands of dollars worth of drugs, Roanoke Rapids police said.

Police said they responded to Big Time Pawn around 1:15 p.m. Wednesday after a report of someone trying to pawn property stolen from the Northampton County area.

While standing by with two suspects, one of the officers noticed a handgun around the floorboard on the driver’s side of a suspect’s car. While retrieving the gun, the officer was “overwhelmed with the smell of marijuana,” according to a news release from Chief Bobby Martin.

The weapon was checked. Police determined it was stolen from Roanoke Rapids and placed the driver, 39-year-old Danny Gray, under arrest, the release said.

Police then searched the vehicle. A second handgun was found under the passenger seat, so officers arrested the passenger, 38-year-old Wade Gray.

A search yielded: 102 grams of marijuana, 33.6 grams of crack cocaine, 25.5 grams of powder cocaine, 36 dosage units of Oxycodone, and the two guns.

Danny Gray was charged with: possession of a stolen firearm, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II drug, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, carrying a concealed weapon, and obtaining property by false pretense. He was jailed on a $50,000 bond.

Wade Gray was charged with: possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, and obtaining property by false pretense. He was given a $50,000 bond.

Both are due in court on June 22.

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