A Wilmington man has been charged with felony drug offenses following a traffic stop on Interstate 40 by Sampson County Sheriff’s deputies, during which more than 100 grams of crack cocaine was reportedly discovered.
Amord Demetrich Jacobs, 27, of 1108 Greenfield St., Wilmington, was charged with trafficking cocaine by possession, trafficking cocaine by transport, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle for storage of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Jacobs was placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $200,000 secured bond.
Deputies with the Sampson County Criminal Interdiction Team conducted a traffic stop on the 2016 Jeep Jacobs was driving for a traffic violation on I-40 near the 359 mile marker, in the Faison area. The stop occurred at about 2 p.m. Friday.
During the traffic stop, probable cause was established to conduct a search of the vehicle, Lt. Marcus Smith said. During that search, 112 grams of crack cocaine (roughly one-quarter pound) was located. Jacobs was then taken into custody.
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