Search of car leads to charges for two from Cabarrus County

Search of car leads to charges for two from Cabarrus County
(Rowan Sheriff's Office)

ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) - Two people from Cabarrus County were charged after their car was stopped in Rowan County on Saturday night.

According to the report at the Rowan Sheriff’s Office, the car was stopped because of an expired license tag being displayed. When deputies approached the red Honda, they noted the smell of marijuana.

The traffic stop took place on North Cannon Boulevard near Chapel Street.

Jerry Robinson, 65, was charged with having the expired plate, but after the car was searched, more charges were made.

According to the report, deputy found an orange medicine bottle in the center console with no label on it. He found 2.6 grams of marijuana inside the bottle wrapped in plastic bags. Robinson said that the marijuana belonged to his daughter.

The deputy searched Robinson and found a plastic foam food container that was placed inside a plastic bag. The container held a plastic bag with white powder and a rock-like substance that the deputy noted was likely powder and crack cocaine. The deputy also found a plastic foam box with a scale.

Drug paraphernalia was found in the trunk, including a box with 25 plastic bags, baking soda, two metal spoons, a metal sifter and scale, according to the report.

Robinson, of the 1500 block of Tyler Street, Kannapolis, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance Schedule II; felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance Schedule II; misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance Schedule VI; and two counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Pamela Renae Chandler, 62, who had been in the back seat, was holding a bag within a bag with a medication bottle in it. The label on the bottle had Chandler’s name printed on it along with the name of the drug name citalopram, which is prescribed to her. Deputies say that instead of citalpram, the bottle contained four tramadol hydrochloride and one clonazepam.

Chandler, of the 400 block of Jackson Park Road, Kannapolis, was charged with two counts of felony possession of a controlled substance Schedule IV and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

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