Two Sampson County men are facing drug charges in connection with separate traffic stops Saturday in Sampson County, according to sheriff’s authorities.
In the first incident, Brian Bishop, 36, of 300 Wheat Lane, Turkey, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Investigators with the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Division stopped Bishop’s Ford on West Main Street near Melody Drive for a motor vehicle violation. A Sheriff’s Office K-9 alerted on drugs within the vehicle and 1.7 grams of meth and half a gram of marijuana were seized, Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Pope noted.
Bishop’s bond was set at $3,000 secured.
Also on Saturday, Kenneth Davis, 23, of 8681 Roseboro Hwy., Roseboro, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was arrested on Lakewood School Road and booked in the Sampson County Detention Center shortly before midnight.
Pope said a deputy stopped Davis’ Nissan for a traffic violation on Lakewood School Road.
“Upon approaching the vehicle, the deputy could smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle,” the captain said.
According to reports, a subsequent search resulted in the discovery of 17.3 grams of marijuana. Davis was placed under $10,000 for the offenses.
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