Pot bust on I-95

Published 9:12 am Thursday, June 19, 2014

GARYSBURG – A Greene County man is in jail after marijuana and a concealed weapon were found in his vehicle following a Tuesday traffic stop on I-95.

Fatar Dayshawn Weems, 21 of Snow Hill was changed with possession with intent to sell and/or deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed gun.

Fatar S. Weems

Fatar S. Weems

Weems was given a $33,000 bond and a June 23 court date.

Northampton County Sheriff’s Deputy Dwayne Carter was on routine patrol on Interstate 95 when he observed a motor vehicle violation. Carter stopped the vehicle and spoke with the driver of the vehicle about the violation. While speaking with the driver, Carter noticed the odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.

At that point Carter had Weems and his passengers exit the vehicle. He then searched the vehicle along with NCSO Deputy Patrick Jacobs. During the search deputies found 31 grams of marijuana, digital scales, grinder, plastic bags and a handgun, resulting in Carter arresting and lodging the charges against Weems.

NCSO Lt. Bo Deloatch and Seaboard Police Chief George Reid assisted Carter with the traffic stop and arrest.

“Interstate 95 is a main corridor of drugs on the Eastern Coast; people not only run drugs on the Interstate, they run money from illegal operations also,” said Northampton County Sheriff Jack Smith. “The Northampton County Sheriff’s Office is going to work with other agencies to try to put a dent in that illegal activity on the Interstate.  I want to commend our deputies on their alertness and getting drugs and guns off the street.”