A routine traffic stop has once again produced more than a citation after a 32-year-old Ahoskie man was discovered to have a controlled substance in his possession at the time he was pulled over by Sampson sheriff’s agents.
Tyrone Kirwan Watford, of 310 W. Richard St., Ahoskie, was charged with the felony offenses of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm and two misdemeanor charges of carrying a concealed weapon and possession of drug paraphernalia.
His arrest came on the heels of a traffic stop by a Special Investigation Division officer. According to Cpl. Marcus Smith, Watford was pulled over inside the Clinton city limit (a service road between Cape Fear Barbecue and Aaron’s) for operating a vehicle with no insurance, but a canine on scene with the officer alerted to the odor of narcotics and a search was conducted.
That search, Smith said, turned up 28 grams of marijuana, along with a concealed handgun.
Watford was taken into custody and placed under a $75,000 secured bond. He remained in the Sampson County Detention Center Friday afternoon.