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Traffic Stop Leads to Search, Drug Charges for Raeford Man

Posted February 25, 2008

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— A Raeford man faces drug charges after a traffic stop led police to search his residence at 107 Meadow Lane.

When Cornelius Jarrod Williams, 26, was pulled over near the intersection of Lantern Lane and Red Springs Road, Hoke County Sheriff's deputies found marijuana and drug paraphernalia on a passenger in the car.

Officers then executed a search warrant on Williams' house and found drug paraphernalia and approximately one gram of suspected crack cocaine.

Williams was charged with:

  • One felony count of possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver cocaine
  • One felony count of possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver marijuana
  • One felony count of maintaining a vehicle for controlled substance
  • One felony count of maintaining a dwelling/place for controlled substance
  • One misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

 Williams was in the custody of the Hoke County Jail Monday under a $50,000 secured bond.

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  • crash2478 Feb 25, 2008

    The passenger that got caught with the weed more than likely told on the guy diving to get himself out of his predicament

  • gvmntcheese Feb 25, 2008

    Yep, before long, you get pulled for drinking and driving they are going to search your house as well...

    Remember, you broke the law, so its time for them to protect and serve!

  • normalthinking Feb 25, 2008

    sounds like the cops in raeford dont get to do anything very often and they jump when they have a chance. Sounds like illegal search and seizure to me there is no way a small amount of pot on a passenger is reason to search someones home even a so-so lawyer should get this thrown out easily

  • Common Sense Man Feb 25, 2008

    "how does a car passenger's possessions constitute grounds for a search of drivers home? Not making any statement to crimes/alleged crimes-just wondering how 1 leads to the other unless they live in same place."

    There's not enough info in the story to tell. Sounds like a lot of work for one measly gram of crack though.

  • wonderif Feb 25, 2008

    I agree!!!!
    LEGALIZE it (well not all) and spend the time and $ on something more obtainable.

  • PikeMom4real Feb 25, 2008

    Why search the passenger? Also if they found a little bit of pot on him,why,then did they get a search warrant for this man's home!Something isn't adding up here.Of course they could have give the cop some grief and this made the big man pull out his red pen!

  • ecu_rules Feb 25, 2008

    How is this news. This happens at least once in a day in your viewing area. It sounds more like the Raeford public information office at work.

  • garnertoy Feb 25, 2008

    z man well said

  • Z Man Feb 25, 2008

    It's time to legalize all drugs. The 'war on drugs' will never be won. Our tax money is sent to foreign goverments who instead of using it to fight the war, pocket it. Our law enforcement, judical system, and prisons are so overburdened by drug investigations and arrests it's costing us a bundle.

    Drugs could be treated like alcohol (which is also a drug). Sell drugs in an ABC store and tax the dickens out of them. Instead of PAYING for the war on drugs we could be COLLECTING. Of course there would need to be additional law enforcement to ensure no one is driving under the influence (probably just transfer from drug enforcement). Maybe also some help clinics too. Am I the only one who sees the benefit of legalization?

    If the druggies want to ruin their lives, let 'em. They're doing it today anyway!

  • wonderif Feb 25, 2008

    how does a car passenger's possessions constitute grounds for a search of drivers home?
    Not making any statement to crimes/alleged crimes-just wondering how 1 leads to the other unless they live in same place