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Hamlet PD: Coke, cannabis, cash found after chase

Hamlet Police reportedly found these items after searching a car when a driver allegedly refused to pull over for a traffic stop earlier this month. Photo by HPD

HAMLET — Police reportedly found cocaine and pot in a vehicle following a short pursuit.

According to a Facebook post from the Hamlet Police Department, officers attempted to conduct a traffic stop on March 2 while investigating complaints of illegal drug activity.

The driver reportedly led officers on a short chase that ended outside the city limits.

Officers reportedly recovered an unspecified quantity of cocaine, marijuana and cash.

Police arrested 31-year-old Nikita Fuquell Creech on multiple drug charges and driving infractions.

Creech was given a $150,000 secured bond and appears to have since been released.

Online court records show Creech is charged with: trafficking in cocaine; possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana; possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine; maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance; fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle; possession of drug paraphernlaia; and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Creech also has several traffic infractions: reckless driving to endanger; driving while license revoked; and failing to stop at a stop sign or red light.

He is scheduled to appear in court March 23.

Records show Creech has other pending criminal charges in Richmond County:

  • 2023 – possession of drug paraphernalia
  • 2022 – possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana; forgery of endorsement; uttering forged endorsement; and obtaining property by false pretenses.

Creech also has pending charges in Chowan County of assault on a female, communicating threats and breaking and entering.

(Editor’s notes: Although the alleged incident occurred March 2, the release wasn’t posted until March 15. Online court records show Creech’s middle name spelled “Fugell” on some of his charges.)

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Creech has prior convictions in three counties.

In 2008, Creech was convicted in Lenior County of misdemeanor larceny, resisting an officer, communicating threats and two counts of simple assault.


Creech was later convicted in Chowan County of assault on a female and being drunk and disorderly in 2015.

He was also convicted in Cumberland County of common law robbery, robbery with a dangerous weapon and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and served less than three months in prison.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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