Traffic stop nets drug arrest

Published 12:00 am Saturday, April 30, 2005

COFIELD – A routine traffic stop led to a Harrellsville man being in the Hertford County Jail under a $102,500 bond.

According to Hertford County Sheriff Juan Vaughan, Sgt. Neil Ambrose stopped a vehicle traveling on N.C. 45 near Farmers Chemical Road between Cofield and Harrellsville.

“As a result of that stop and a brief struggle due to the driver fighting him, Sgt. Ambrose had to call for backup,” Vaughan said.

Upon investigation, Sgt. Ambrose found eight grams of crack cocaine packaged for sale and $754 in U.S. currency, according to Vaughan.

That led to James Edward Major, 28, of 113 Quebec Road in Harrellsville being charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver crack cocaine, maintaining a place to keep a controlled substance and resist, obstruct and delay of an officer.

“I want to commend Sgt. Ambrose for the arrest,” Vaughan said. “This is another in our attempts to slow down sale of drugs.”