Two arrested on felony drug charges following stops


By Chris Berendt - [email protected]



Two men are facing felony drug charges in unrelated traffic stops by Sampson County Sheriff’s authorities.

The first arrest, made on Tuesday afternoon, occurred on Kader Merritt Road, Rose Hill.

Dorrell Orlandas Hendricks, 30, of Sasser Lot Lane, Clinton, was charged with maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, possession of cocaine and possession of marijuana up to half an ounce after the 2005 Lincoln LS in which he was traveling was stopped.

According to reports, Hendricks was found in possession of 6.9 grams of marijuana and 4.7 grams of crack cocaine. His bond was set at $15,000 secured.

On Wednesday, Daryl Wayne Royal, 55, of 164 Elbow Road, Salemburg, was charged with felony possession of cocaine, simple possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was reportedly stopped at the intersection of School Road and Monks Trail in the Salemburg area shortly after 10 p.m. According to reports, about 0.3 grams of crack cocaine was seized during the traffic stop, along with half a gram of marijuana.

Royal’s bond was set at $4,500 secured.

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By Chris Berendt

[email protected]

Reach Managing Editor Chris Berendt at 910-249-4616. Follow the paper on twitter @SampsonInd and like us on Facebook.

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