A local man with a prior record — and already indicted in Nash County for illegal drug-related offenses — was arrested late last week by city police and charged with a new list of such offenses, Edgecombe County District Court records said.

Quatavious Hunter, 29, is charged with one count of felony trafficking in heroin, two counts of felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver illegal drugs and two counts of felony possession of illegal drugs, the records said.

And the records said Hunter is charged with felony maintaining a vehicle for the use, storage or sale of illegal drugs.

Police in a posting Sunday on Facebook said Hunter was arrested Friday after officers conducted a traffic stop and found heroin, cocaine and crack cocaine.

Hunter’s bond was set at $175,000, secured, the Edgecombe County District Court records said.

Hunter listed an address in the 1500 block of Graham Street, the records said.

The Telegram on Sept. 25 reported that Hunter was charged on March 9, 2020, by a Nash County grand jury with possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and maintaining a place to keep controlled substances.

Hunter also was charged by the grand jury with possession of a firearm by a felon, the records showed.

All of the offenses allegedly occurred on Nov. 14, 2019, with the place where Hunter kept illegal drugs having been in the 100 block of Bunch Circle, the records showed.

Nash County District Court records showed Hunter was charged by Rocky Mount police with failing to yield for a stop sign on Aug. 14 on Western Avenue near Mayo Street.

Hunter’s name also appeared in the local Police to Citizen online link as having been arrested by police on Sept. 16 in the 600 block of Estell Street for illegal drug-related violations.

The statewide judicial system link also showed Hunter charged:


• In Nash County with possession of a controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia.

• In Nash County with possession of a controlled substance in a jail.

• In Nash County for no operator’s license and speeding.

• In Edgecombe County with fleeing/eluding arrest with a motor vehicle, possession of cocaine, possession of heroin and maintaining a place for a controlled substance.

• In Edgecombe County with no operator’s license, failure to heed a blue light or siren and failure to stop or steady for a red light.

• In Wake County with speeding and reckless driving.

State Public Safety records also showed Hunter with a list of convictions as far back as more than dozen years. More specifically, the records showed Hunter was convicted in the following years in the following counties for the following offenses:

• In 2018 in Nash County for speeding to attempt to elude or to elude arrest and aiding and abetting in delivering/selling illegal drugs.

• In 2013 in Pitt County for robbery with a dangerous weapon and common law robbery.

• In 2011 in Nash County for willful/wanton injury to real property and misdemeanor breaking and entering.

• In 2009 in Nash County for misdemeanor breaking and entering and larceny.