Drug charges leveled against motorist

A 30-year-old Clinton woman was arrested Monday on multiple misdemeanor drug charges during a traffic stop.

According to reports, Cynthia D. Stanley was stopped by the Sampson County Special Investigations Division for failure to stop at a red light. During the stop, consent to search the vehicle was granted and during the search, agents discovered one and a half dosage units of Oxymorphone, two dosage units of Amphtamine and 31 dosage units of Alphraxolam.

Later, Stanley was charged with two counts of possession of schedule II controlled substance, one count of possession of schedule IV controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

All prescription and non-prescription narcotics are divided into categories by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) and by North Carolina State Law. In the state, drugs are classified by its dangerousness and risk of addition.

“This is where your scheduled categories come into play,” said Lt. Marcus Smith of the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office. “The categories are used to classify the narcotics by upon certain criteria set forth by the DEA and NC Law.”

According to state laws, schedule II drugs are slightly less dangerous than Schedule I drugs such as heroin and ecstasy. Schedule IV drugs are usually prescribed by medical doctors, but can be addictive.

Bond information was not immediately available for Stanley and the court date is set for Aug. 26.