For many drivers, traffic stops can be an annoyance but rarely lead to anything more than a ticket. This was not the case for one North Carolina man. He is now facing a number of drug charges following a traffic stop, including:
- Possession with the intent to sell marijuana
- Possession with the intent to sell cocaine
- Possession of drug paraphernalia
Police cited multiple complaints
Police in the area claim that they had received complaints that the 39-year-old man had allegedly been selling drugs. After locating his vehicle, they initiated a traffic stop and performed a subsequent search of his vehicle with a K-9. At the time, attending officers claimed they discovered a digital scale and marijuana.
After being transported to a magistrate’s office, he asked if he could be excused to the restroom. Investigators escorted him to the restroom, where they allegedly witnessed him trying to hide a bag of cocaine in his person. They say they then retrieved the bag and found that it contained 7 grams of cocaine. A judge later set his bond at $10,000.
Drug charges can potentially derail a person’s future. All it takes is a single conviction for someone to end up behind bars or shelling out steep fines, not to mention the criminal background that can make getting a job more difficult in the future. Mounting a strong defense to these types of criminal allegations is often a priority for North Carolina defendants, and a great place to start is by conducting a thorough review of all charges and related evidence under the guidance of a knowledgeable attorney.