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Traffic stop yields cocaine arrest

WOODLAND – One man was charged with drug possession here last week following a traffic stop.

Captain C.A. Parker of the Northampton’s County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division said in a statement that he and NCSO Sergeant R. Horton were in Woodland area on Thursday, May 13 following up on drug complaints. They conducted a traffic stop for a motor vehicle violation at around 8 p.m. in the area of Finley Road.

Juan Pierce Jr.

The driver was identified as Juan Pierce Jr., age 39 of Woodland.

Upon approaching the vehicle and speaking with Pierce, the driver made agents aware of narcotics in the vehicle. A subsequent search of the vehicle and Pierce resulted in the seizure of cocaine and a spoon containing white residue.

Captain Parker arrested and charged Pierce with felony possession of cocaine and possession drug paraphernalia. Pierce was also issued a North Carolina uniform citation for driving while license revoked.

Pierce received a $6,000 bond and a May 18 court date.

Citizens are encouraged to report possible drug activity by calling the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division at (252) 534-2611 ext. 175 or the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office Crime Stoppers at (252) 534-1110.