A traffic stop on Interstate 40 in Sampson County netted 11 bindles of heroin and the arrest of a man on several offenses, including a felony drug charge, according to reports from the N.C. Highway Patrol and Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, which combined to bring the charges against the man.
Adam Thomas Birckhead, 26, whose address is listed on Pinewood Lane, Raleigh, was charged with driving while impaired, reckless driving and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin. He received $50,000 secured bond for the drug charge and $2,000 for the DWI offense.
The stop was made at about 2:30 p.m. Friday when a trooper stopped the vehicle Birckhead was driving for reckless driving. The DWI and reckless driving offenses were served by the N.C. Highway Patrol, which subsequently transported him to Sampson Regional Medical Center.
According to a sheriff’s arrest report, Birckhead was arrested at the Clinton hospital later Friday. There was no vehicle accident involved, however blood can be drawn for blood alcohol concentration (BAC) testing.
“A trooper with the NCSHP contacted our Special Investigations Division and requested assistance in processing one of their prisoners,” Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith confirmed. He stated that 11 bindles (dosage units) of heroin were found upon his arrest on the other charges.
A bindle is a small envelope made by folding a square piece of paper, often used for carrying powdered drugs such as cocaine or heroin.
“Agents responded to the request and charged the subject for possession of the heroin,” Smith noted.
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