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STANTONSBURG — A dimmed headlight led police to cocaine, marijuana, cash and a concealed gun early Saturday, Police Chief Orlando Rosario said.
K-9 Officer Terry Williams Jr. stopped a car for a headlamp violation at 12:40 a.m. in Stantonsburg and searched the vehicle after K-9 Aaron alerted to the presence of narcotics, Rosario said in a news release.
Police seized two Mason jars containing marijuana with a street value of roughly $1,200 and cocaine with a street value of about $500 along with $2,038 in cash.
“Great job by K-9 Officer Williams and K-9 Aaron of removing these drugs off the street,” Rosario said in the release.
Wilson resident Gena N. Barnes, 25, who was driving the car, was charged with carrying a concealed weapon and cited for a headlamp violation.
The passenger, 32-year-old Michael Barnes Jr. of Wilson, was arrested on charges of felony possession of cocaine, felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle to store marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Michael Barnes was booked into the Wilson County Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond pending a first court appearance Monday.