Traffic stops put three behind bars


Streeter

Cotton

Davis

Separate traffic stops near Garland resulted in felony drug charges against three men, according to sheriff’s authorities.

The most recent occurred on Monday just before 3 p.m., when agents with Sampson County Special Investigations Division conducted a traffic stop on a 2006 Chevy Impala traveling on Garland Highway, pulling it over “for a minor traffic violation,” Lt. Marcus Smith said.

“During the stop, agents smelled marijuana and conducted a probable cause search based on the odor,” said Smith. “During the search marijuana was located and both the driver and passenger were charged as a result.”

Thomas Jarrell Streeter, 27, of 255 Peter Cromartie Road, Garland, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for the storage and sale of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Christian Nathaniel Cotton, 22, of 9372 U.S. Hwy. 701 North, Elizabethtown, has been charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Streeter’s bond was set at $25,000 secured. Cotton received $15,000 secured bond.

In a separate stop, Anthony Martez Davis, 25, of 6875 Ebenezer Forest Road, Clinton, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for the storage and sale of a controlled substance, carrying a concealed weapon and driving while impaired.

Davis was booked after midnight on Friday and placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $26,500 bond.

The 1999 Mercury Marquis that Davis was driving was stopped near the 1400 block of Lamb Road, Garland, for speeding on U.S. 701, just outside of Garland.

“During the traffic stop, the deputy obtained consent from the driver to search the vehicle,” Smith said. “During the search a concealed hand gun was located and 6.8 grams of cocaine (seized).”

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