A Sampson Corrections inmate has found himself in yet more trouble with law enforcement, this time after a routine search turned up marijuana in his possession.
Cedric Darnell Williams, 22, of 1338 Shaw Road, Fayetteville, was charged with possession of a controlled substance on jail premises and given a $10,000 secured bond for that charge.
According to Clinton police chief Jay Tilley, his officers were called to make the arrest last week after prison officials found the drugs in the inmate’s possession.
Williams, working a road crew last week, came back to the prison facility, Tilley said, and a routine search was conducted. During that search, prison officials found 18.5 grams of a substance later determined to be marijuana.
The drugs were seized and Williams was arrested.
He is currently incarcerated at Sampson Correction, serving an active sentence for felony manslaughter, charges leveled in Cumberland County.
According to the N.C. Department of Corrections, Williams was convicted on Jan. 12, 2010 for 6 years and 9 months.
He was transferred to the Sampson facility on June 5, 2012. His projected release date is June 9, 2015.