Suffolk man arrested in Stafford

Published 9:25 pm Friday, January 13, 2017

A Suffolk man was arrested in Stafford on Monday on a charge of possession of heroin with intent to distribute.

Carl Bernard Grant Jr., 38, was incarcerated at the Rappahannock Regional Jail on a $2,500 secured bond, according to a press release from the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office.

According to the press release, a crime prevention detail observed suspicious activity at a Motel 6 on Warrenton Road on Monday. Subjects were seen entering a room, staying briefly and then leaving, according to the release.

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A male wearing a white shirt was seen opening and closing the hotel room door each time. Two of the subjects who had entered and exited the hotel room were pulled over after leaving the motel and found to be in possession of contraband and paraphernalia, according to the release.

A short time later, Special Problems Unit Deputy J.R. Scott followed the male wearing the white shirt, later identified as Grant, to a local convenience store and detained him. Grant gave consent to search his hotel room, according to the release, and a large sum of cash and drug paraphernalia were recovered. Six grams of heroin was found on his person, according to the release.