A Roseboro man has been charged with two felony drug offenses after .2 grams of meth and another controlled substance were found in his car following a traffic stop for suspected driving with a revoked licenses.
A deputy from the Sampson County Sheriff’s Department conducted a traffic stop on a 2012 Nissan Altima, being driven by James Bryant Laird Jr., who the deputy knew had a suspended license. According to reports, probable cause to search the vehicle was established and .2 grams of methamphetamine and 13 dosage units of a controlled substance were seized.
“Deputies observed the defendant operating a vehicle on Hawley Road and knew the suspect’s license were revoked,” Sampson County sheriff’s deputy Marcus Smith said. “As a result, the deputy stopped the vehicle. A probable cause search was conducted during the traffic stop and during the search .2 grams of meth and 13 dosage units of controlled prescription narcotics were located.”
The stop occurred on Hawley Road in Dunn around 4 p.m. Sunday afternoon.
Laird, 29, of 720 Pine Forest School Road, Roseboro, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, driving while license revoked and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond.
Also arrested in the incident was Ida Paulette Hodges, 47, of 1339 Bud Hawkins Road, Dunn, who was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Hodges was found in possession of .1 grams of meth and 13 dosage units of Tramadol, a narcotic pain medication.
She was placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under at $20,000 secured bond.
Both suspects will appear in court March 9.
Suspicious activity leads to arrest
In a separate incident, a Autryville man was charged after deputies followed up on a complaint of suspicious activity in the area of Autry Highway.
According to Smith, officers responded to a complaint of suspicious activity and spoke with Jimmy Darrell Hall Jr. upon arrival. Officers oained consent to search the premises, and during the search, 2 grams of meth and items consistent with meth manufacturing were located.
As a result, Hall, 32, of 7460 Autry Hwy., was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting a public officer.
Hall was placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under a $20,000 secured bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for March 9.
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