Additional charges filed

Published 8:51 am Tuesday, June 24, 2014

JACKSON – A Snow Hill man arrested June 17 after marijuana and a handgun were found in his vehicle during a traffic stop on I-95 now faces additional charges.

Fatar Dayshawn Weems, age 21, was charged Monday by Northampton County Sheriff’s Office Investigator Courtney Williams with possession of a stolen gun.

After the initial arrest one week ago, Williams conducted a trace of the firearm that was in Weems’ possession at the time of the traffic stop. During that trace Williams found that the gun was stolen.

Weems was given a $66,000 bond on the new charge and appeared in court on Monday. He was originally charged with possession with intent to sell and/or deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and carrying a concealed gun. Those charges produced a $33,000 bond.

Northampton County Sheriff’s Deputy Dwayne Carter was on routine patrol on Interstate 95 on June 17 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.