A Clinton man is facing felony charges following a traffic stop by Sampson County drug agents on Northeast Boulevard on Monday, during which cocaine, a stolen weapon were discovered along with a small child occupant.
Robert Antonio Parker II, 30, of 706 Williams St., Clinton, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession of firearm by a felon, maintaining a vehicle for the storage of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and child abuse (non-assaultive).
According to reports, nearly 22 grams of crack cocaine and 2.35 grams of powder cocaine were seized from the 1999 Honda Accord. There was a small child in the vehicle at the time, bringing the misdemeanor child abuse charge, authorities said.
Agents with the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Division (SID) conducted the traffic stop on Northeast Boulevard in Clinton for a minor traffic violation. During the stop, it was discovered that Parker had outstanding warrants for his arrest for failing to appear. He was taken into custody, at which point agents also reportedly smelled marijuana inside the vehicle.
Due to the odor, agents conducted a search and located a bag containing crack cocaine and six individual baggies containing powder cocaine. A stolen firearm was also located inside the vehicle, according to reports.
Parker was booked in the Sampson County Detention Center Monday afternoon. His bond was set at $43,000.
Fourth Madeline Lane arrest
A fourth suspect, a teenager, has received charges in connection with a drug bust at 77 Madeline Lane, Autryville, earlier this month.
A months-long investigation into possible drug activity on Madeline Lane culminated June 8 with the arrests of three family members, charged with three dozen felony drug manufacturing and trafficking offenses, as well as child abuse charges. During the bust, “trafficking amounts of opiates” were discovered at the residence, including 22 dosage units of oxymorphone hydrochoride and 12 dosage units of opana.
On Saturday, outstanding warrants were served on an 18-year-old stemming from the recent drug bust.
Buddy Tyler Scott, 18, of 4582 Beaver Blvd., Sherrills Ford, N.C., was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, selling marijuana, delivering marijuana and contributing to the delinquency of a juvenile. His bond was set at $7,500 secured.
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