Crack, cash, stolen gun seized; two arrested in Roanoke Island raid

Donald Dwight Martin and Natia Shanette Patterson

A man and woman were arrested last week after a search warrant at a home on Roanoke Island turned up a “trafficking amount” of crack cocaine, cash and a stolen gun, according to the Dare County Sheriff’s Office.

The Dare County Narcotics Task Force served the warrant in the 900 block of Driftwood Drive on Dec. 5.

Donald Dwight Martin, 36, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, maintaining a vehicle/place/dwelling for controlled substance and possession of a stolen firearm, the sheriff’s office said in a news release.

Martin was also served with three outstanding warrants for possession with intent to distribute cocaine, the sheriff’s office said. Martin was released on a $65,000 secured bond

Natia Shanette Patterson, 33, also of the Driftwood Drive address, was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine and maintaining a vehicle/place/dwelling for controlled substance. She was released on a $25,000 secured bond.

The Dare County Narcotics Task Force is made up of the Dare County Sheriff’s Office, Nags Head, Kill Devil Hills and Kitty Hawk Police Departments.

4 Comments

  1. Excellent job by the police force capturing these predators. Who do you think they are selling this stuff to? Kids,adults, you name it. These animals should be fried….literally. Destroying the beautiful outer banks…not on our police departments watch. Protect the good citizens against these despicable animals which is exactly what they are. Dont be fooled. No mercy.

  2. I don’t understand why these low life’s are back on the streets. They have no respect for the law and in some way probably continuing in their drug involved ways. Lock them up until their trial!

  3. No reason for them to be back on the street. Martin already has 3 outstanding warrents. No intention of obeying the law. Ought to nail the persons who are purchasing from them.

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