Three Arrested At Checkpoint For Drug, Gun Charges

Rocky Mount police arrested Joshua Nobles, Maurice Whichard and Herbert Paige all from Greenville, when the three stopped at license checkpoint.

After further investigation officers located 16 grams of marijuana, 1.5 grams of heroin, .25 grams of cocaine, and a .45 caliber handgun inside the vehicle.

Nobles is charged with possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, drug possession charges.. Paige and Whichard also face possession charges. Whichard is also charged with intent to sell heroin.


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  • by ROb Location: Lagrange Nc on Apr 16, 2011 at 02:39 AM
    Well the only thing I have to say about this is They were breaking the Law and got cought obvisly The LEO had probable cause to search the vehicle and after they found what they were looking for everyone in that vehicle was a suspect so they got searched and more charges started to stack up its there on fault how could anyone that is a citizian of America talk about what your rights are If your breaking the law in the first place your rights dont matter then Your inocent intill proven guilty but its quiet obviouse if the drugs are on you.The only thing I dont like about check points is if They do them in work zones cause fines double in work zones and that sucks other than that the Law is right Good Job rockymount P.D. on getting another crimnial off the streets...
  • by To US Location: ENC on Apr 14, 2011 at 07:52 PM
    Actually, when you drive your car off your property, you are now on public land. At that point, you may be the boss in your car, but not on public roads. The police have every right to protect the public roadways, and checkpoints are not only constitutional, but warranted. The goal is to keep people safe, not check papers to see if you are the right race. You do the US Constitution an injustice, and make yourself look like a well spoken idiot by comparing a license checkpoint to Nazi Germany. Keep bending that constitution to meet your views, and remain a well spoken idiot. Your choice. That one was called Free Speech....... or did I violate something? LOL
  • by Seventeen89 on Apr 14, 2011 at 04:21 PM
    Ihre Papiere, Bitte?...
  • by Me Location: Washington on Apr 14, 2011 at 01:20 PM
    So how exactly do you suggest they catch people driving with no license or suspended license? If you're doing nothing wrong and have nothing to hide you shouldn't mind showing your license. And personally, I wouldn't care if I had to show ID at every corner while walking down the street if it would curtail crime. Again, if you're doing nothing wrong, what's the problem? And the Bill of Rights does not guarantee you the right to drive and /or possess a driver's license. And don't say it's unreasonable search. If you're driving, you should have to prove you have the right to do so.
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      by US CONSTITUTION on Apr 14, 2011 at 02:44 PM in reply to Me
      Then you should have no problem with law enforcement coming to your house to check on any illegal activities that may or may not be incurring. Your home as your car is your personal property. Besides cars were not around when the Bill of Rights was written. What Law says driving is a privilege? NONE.......
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        by Sounds like on Apr 14, 2011 at 07:42 PM in reply to US CONSTITUTION
        Sounds like you are someone who was busted at a checkpoint. Random checkpoints on public roads are not a violation of the Constitution. It's a license check, not a paper check. Trying to compare a checkpoint to Nazi Germany is idiotic.Shameful. Nazis killed Jewish people. Our police officers are not waiting to kill, but to protect, which they did in this case. Talk about a misuse of constitutional information.
  • by thanks Location: Greenville NC on Apr 14, 2011 at 01:09 PM
    Thank you law enforcement for getting a few more criminals off the streets. I do not mind being briefly inconvenienced with checkpoints if they help catch drug dealers. There are far too many bad things happening in our community, and I agree that driving is a privilege that should only be allowed for law-abiding people who care about the safety of others!
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      by lawmen on Apr 14, 2011 at 04:53 PM in reply to thanks
      you welcome, glad to see your comment
  • by US CONSTITUTION on Apr 14, 2011 at 12:07 PM
    Random check points are a violation of your rights if you are breaking no laws. It's like the used to do in Nazi Germany, papers please.......How soon people forget and how easily people give up their rights as guaranteed by the Bill of Rights. Sheep to the slaughter disguised as crime prevention and we know whats best for you.
  • by ME Location: Raleigh on Apr 14, 2011 at 09:27 AM
    Let me school you. Your drivers license are a Privilege in this state. If you dont like the check points then surrender your license to the DMV. If you dont like the checkpoints then go through the training and attempt to change the laws.These check points are for you and your family's safety.NC leads the country in DWI laws. Also SUSPICION is the correct spelling.
  • by Native Location: Grantsboro on Apr 14, 2011 at 08:59 AM
    I personally do not like check points. I do not have anything to hide and have never had any problems as a result of a checkpoint. But my personal feeling is that if I've not done anything wrong, don't stop me. I feel that your vehicle should be like your house. Would you agree to have your house periodically checked, just to make sure your not doing anything wrong? If you don't have anything to hide then whats the problem??? Anyway, I know many folks have been taken off the road and criminals caught as a result of the checkpoints so I wont complain too much about them.
  • by cj on Apr 14, 2011 at 07:28 AM
    i have nothing to hide,l yet feel checkpoints are a violation of my rights. that is the same thing as IDing someone walking down the street. if driving irradically, fine, you have suspition-- pull me over. if not, leave me be.
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      by Jenks23 on Apr 14, 2011 at 09:09 AM in reply to cj
      You do not have a right to drive. It is a privilege. Never be mistaken about that!
  • by Jenks23 Location: Raleigh on Apr 14, 2011 at 06:34 AM
    Obviously the "arrested Greenville officer" you talked to has no clue about the laws! Checkpoints are NOT illegal! There are many people who do not like them, but they are legal! If you are not guilty of some crime, then why do you have a problem with Checkpoints? I for one am 100% in agreeance with them!
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