LAURINBURG – Two separate traffic stops in Laurinburg led to four drug arrests this week.
Laurinburg police stopped a Chevrolet S10 travelling “at an excessive rate of speed” on US 401 North near Aberdeen Road Tuesday at 11 p.m., according to Lt. Chris Young of Laurinburg Police Department.
The driver and three passengers were arrested on various charges.
“After a search of the vehicle, (police) located controlled substances including narcotic pills” Young said.
The driver, David Wendell Chavis, 53, of Jamestown Drive, was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia, felony possession of a schedule IV drug, and felony possession of a schedule II drug. Chavis was also cited for speeding.
Ashely Renee Davis, 25, of Blair Avenue, was arrested for felony possession of methamphetamine, felony possession of a schedule IV drug and possession of drug paraphernalia. Davis did not receive a bond, according to Young.
Jason Edmond Packer, 37, of Edenborough Road in Red Springs was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia and felony possession of a schedule IV drug and given a $1,000 secured bond.
Kristen Marie Grooms, 36, of McKay Street in Wagram was arrested on outstanding warrants for failure to appear.
In a separate incident, the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office made a traffic stop on McLaughlin Road Wednesday shortly after 8:30 p.m. that led to the driver’s arrest on felony drug charges.
Antonio Allen Stocks, 29, of Beta Street, was arrested for felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and misdemeanor possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana paraphernalia and maintaining a vehicle/ dwelling to sell and deliver.
Stocks was given a $7,500 secured bond, according to Capt. Ruben Castellon of Scotland County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said they seized more than an ounce and a half of marijuana, digital scales and plastic bags. Possession of over and ounce and a half of marijuana constitutes a felony, according to state statutes.
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