A 42-year-old Sampson County man remained in jail late Monday, three days after being stopped by sheriff’s agents who wound up charging him with a lot more than just the traffic violation he was initially pulled over for Saturday.
Darryl Martin Spell of 991 Bonnettsville Road, Roseboro now faces three felony drug offenses: two counts of trafficking in methamphetamines and one count of maintaining a vehicle for the sale of a controlled substance.
Sheriff’s Cpl. Marcus Smith said Monday that agents with the Special Investigation Division and the Criminal Interdiction team stopped Spell on Salemburg Highway Saturday night around midnight for what was only termed a traffic violation.
A consent search of the vehicle uncovered 117 grams of crystal meth and $1,000 in cash.
“As a result of that search and what was found,” Smith said, “the suspect was taken into custody.”
Spell was taken to the Sampson County Detention Center and placed under a $75,000 secured bond.
He is scheduled to make his first appearance in Sampson County District Court Dec. 20.