Drug charges leveled against three after separate traffic stops

By Chris Berendt - cberendt@civitasmedia.com




Three men are facing drug-related charges in connection with separate traffic stops by Sampson County Sheriff’s deputies.

In the most recent arrest, Isaac Peter Wilson, 32, of 2863 Scotsdale Loop Road, Wilmington, was charged with trafficking cocaine by possession, trafficking cocaine by transport, felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for storage of a controlled substance following a stop around 2:30 p.m. Saturday.

The 2004 Acura he was driving was stopped as it traveled eastbound on Interstate 40, near mile marker 360 in the Faison area. The traffic stop was conducted by members of the Sheriff’s Criminal Interdiction Team following a moving violation, Capt. Eric Pope said. A K-9 alerted on the vehicle and the drugs were subsequently discovered.

He was found in possession of 28.5 grams of cocaine and 2 pounds of marijuana, according to reports.

Wilson was placed under $75,000 secured bond.

The other two incidents occurred Friday evening, the first involving a possible overdose victim in Roseboro.

Pope said deputies responded to a call around 5 p.m. Friday of a possible overdose at the Food Lion parking lot in Roseboro. Authorities said they found Travis Aaron Scarberry, 29, of 2562 U.S. 401, Lillington, unconscious in a 1996 Nissan Maxima parked in the lot.

“He was unconcious in the vehicle with drugs and drug paraphernalia in plain view,” Pope stated. “He was impaired. They woke him up and took him into custody.”

Seized was one dosage unit of heroin and 14 units of clonazepam, used to treat seizures and panic disorder. Scarberry had to be transported to Sampson Regional Medical Center to receive medical clearance due to his condition. He was then jailed on several drug charges, including some out of Harnett County.

He was charged with possession of heroin, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for the storage of a controlled substance, simple possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Additionally, Scarberry was charged with probation violation and served warrants out of Harnett on charges of possession of drug paraphernalia, driving while license revoked, possession with intent to sell and deliver a counterfeit controlled substance, possession of heroin and simple possession of a Schedule III controlled substance.

Bond was set at $30,500 total.

Later Friday, at around 7:30 p.m., deputies with the Criminal Interdiction Team stopped a 2005 Chrysler 300 for a traffic violation. During the stop, conducted at the intersection of Isaac Weeks Road and H.B. Lewis Road, a deputy detected the odor of alcohol, according to reports. Less than a gram of cocaine was found in the vehicle.

Sharokady Zudon Brunson, 41, of 2954 H.B. Lewis Road, Clinton, was charged with possession of cocaine and driving while impaired. He was placed under $7,500 secured bond for the charges




By Chris Berendt


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