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Two face drug charges after traffic stop in Jones Co.

Posted July 20, 2008

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— Two people face drug possession charges after being arrested during a traffic stop in Jones County, police said.

At 9:30 a.m. Sunday, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol conducted a traffic stop on U.S. 70 east near Tilghman Road. During the stop, a trooper found a package inside the vehicle that appeared to be powder cocaine.

A thorough search of the vehicle revealed 2,200 grams of powder cocaine and a small amount of marijuana. U.S. currency totaling $140 was also seized.

The cocaine seized has a street value of $220,000.

Both occupants of the vehicle were arrested and charged with numerous violations of the North Carolina Controlled Substances Act.

Marie Karyne Charles, 32, of 11 NW 47 Terrace in Miami, Fla., and Montreal Torez Johnson, 36, of 430 Belltown Road in Dover, are both charged with three counts of trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, manufacture cocaine and conspiracy to traffic in cocaine.

Charles is also charged with maintaining a vehicle for the purposes of keeping controlled substances.

Both were being held under $1 million bonds.

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  • OrdinaryCitizen Jul 21, 2008

    "I was pulled over by a Hispanic cop claiming it was random... she later told me that two Dominican guys driving a nice car looks funny to her... "

    A comment like that is worth complaining about. I would have loved for you to get that on tape. I do have a recorder on my blackberry that I keep on me at all times. That statement was wrong and the cop needs to be punished for that.

  • Not a fan of roses Jul 21, 2008

    How is it racial profiling if it was a traffic stop?

  • DominicanNC Jul 21, 2008

    Ordinary citizen>>>> Correction
    http://www.wral.com/golo/page/1896337/?id=3151569

  • DominicanNC Jul 21, 2008

    Reality?? Some of us work really hard and putting our live in the line for this country and deserve a nice car. Let me give you an example, I was pulled over by a Hispanic cop claiming it was random... she later told me that two Dominican guys driving a nice car looks funny to her... when I told her I was in the military and was not a drug dealer, she apologized and asked me how come i didn't say anything... I told her I was busy taking down notes so I can file a complain to internal affairs... This is very sad and I wont be surprise to be pulled over for driving a nice car again, some cops (NOT ALL) makes me sick.

  • OrdinaryCitizen Jul 21, 2008

    "One day when WRAL reported about the guy who got caught DUI 17 times I only saw 18 comments... BUT when they had a story about a Hispanic, I saw 100+ comments. "

    Are you kidding me? Anything with DUI is big for message boards here. I commented on that story and there might have been 118 comments, much more that 18.

  • 3forme Jul 21, 2008

    now come the hate bombs for Jesse.. if you don't like where you relocated to then move back or ...

  • 3forme Jul 21, 2008

    is there ever going to be a day that people will grow up and accept thereality of day to day life.. you folks gripe when they stop a dealer or trafficker because it might me profiling but you sit and watch them destroy your kids and neighborhoods and complain about the law not doing anything...sorry but you can't have it both ways..

  • DominicanNC Jul 21, 2008

    Right on Stevesteve. One day when WRAL reported about the guy who got caught DUI 17 times I only saw 18 comments... BUT when they had a story about a Hispanic, I saw 100+ comments. This just answered my question of how Jessy Helms got elected.

  • Stevesteve Jul 21, 2008

    Before I even looked at the comments, I knew it would be the typical pile-on. Whenever a black or Hispanic person is arrested, the roaches crawl out to scream. Are you all wearing those white hoods while you type?

  • bngexpress Jul 21, 2008

    if you feel that you are being profiled then remove yourself from the profile,remember if walks like a duck, and talks like a duck, then it just maybe a duck!

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