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Man arrested with drugs near Greenville elementary school

By WCTI Staff
Published On: Feb 22 2013 05:51:39 AM CST
Updated On: Feb 22 2013 05:59:19 AM CST

Greenville Police say a man was arrested Thursday night near a Pitt County elementary school with drugs packaged to sell.

Rontrell Hooks, 20, is a repeat offender, according to police. Officials arrested Hooks next to the KP Mini Mart on Garland Street in Greenville, near South Greenville Elementary School. Police say Hooks resisted arrested and fought with officers but was eventually subdued and taken into custody. After searching Hooks' clothing, police say they found 31 bindles of heroin and 3.25 grams of cocaine, all packaged to sell.

He was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin and cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver within 1,000 feet of a school, possession of drug paraphernalia, and resisting, delaying or obstructing a public officer.

Hooks is in the Pitt County Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond.