Traffic stop leads to drug trafficking charges on man with extensive criminal record

Traffic stop leads to drug trafficking charges on man with extensive criminal record
(Source: Salisbury Police)

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) - A traffic stop by Salisbury Police led to the arrest of a man wanted on outstanding warrants, as well as a new charge for drug trafficking.

According to the report, officers stopped the Chevrolet being driven by Amarillo Deshaun Bryant, 36, of Lafayette Street, on Tuesday afternoon just after 5:00 pm.

When Bryant pulled over at the intersection of Green and Reeves Streets, he jumped from the car and ran. Officers apprehended Bryant after a short chase on foot.

Police searched the car and found cocaine in an amount large enough to qualify as drug trafficking. Bryant faces that charge, as well as a charge for resisting police.

Bryant was also charged on outstanding warrants for possession of heroin, maintaining a dwelling/vehicle for the illegal drug trade, possession with the intent to sell and deliver heroin, and failure to appear in court.

Bond was set at $1,075,000.

Bryant has an extensive criminal record in Rowan County. In May he was charged after taking police on a car chase and crashing his truck at the intersection of Old Wilkesboro and S. McCoy Road.

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