Two men stand charged with weapons and drug-related charges after the vehicle they were traveling in late last week was stopped for exceeding the speeding limit by 40 mph on Rowan Road, authorities said Monday.
A deputy was traveling down Rowan Road, near New Hope Church Road, when a 2013 Nissan Altima was seen traveling at a high rate of speed just after midnight Thursday, according to reports released Monday. The deputy stopped the vehicle and, when he approached, smelled “a strong odor of alcohol and marijuana,” Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith said.
As a result, the vehicle was searched.
“During the search the driver was found to be in possession of paraphernalia and was charged with driving while impaired and other related driving charges. The passenger was found to be in possession of marijuana and a firearm,” Smith noted. “It was discovered the passenger was also a convicted felon and was charged with possession of a firearm by felon and simple possession of marijuana.”
Darris Jemal Robinson, 27, of 900 Beaman St., Clinton, was charged with driving while impaired, speeding 96 mph in a 55 zone, careless and reckless driving, possession of open container, driving left of center and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
Decorius Raamah Daughtry, 24, of 119 Kimbrough Road, Clinton, was charged with possession of firearm by felon, carrying concealed gun and simple possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance.
There was 0.62 grams of marijuana, paraphernalia and a handgun seized, reports state.
Robinson’s bond was set at $4,000 secured. Daughtry’s was set at $5,000 secured.
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