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Search for wanted man leads to separate drug arrest

Santavius Lamar Mayfield Santavius Lamar Mayfield

A Kannapolis man was arrested on marijuana charges while officers were looking for a different, wanted man, according to the Kannapolis Police Department.

On Tuesday, January 8, a detective with the Police Department contacted detectives with the Rowan County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Unit, and request assistance with a possible warrant service at a home just outside the Kannapolis city limits, in Rowan County.

 The detective said he had passed a subject, whose name has not been released, while driving on Hwy 29, who he believed to have an active federal warrant for drug charges, and that he had followed the man to a home on E. 31St Street, in Kannapolis.

Officers went to the home where the detective believed the wanted subject to be located. After knocking on the front door, detectives spoke with Santavius Lamar Mayfield.

When Mayfield opened the front door, detectives immediately noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside, the report states.

Detectives asked about the location of the wanted subject, and Mayfield said he did not know the individual and he was not inside the home, officials said. 

Detectives then questioned Mayfield about the apparent smell of marijuana, and he told them that he had just smoked the drug.

Mayfield consented to detectives searching his home. They conducted a search, and seized two mason jars containing marijuana packaged for sale, weighing approximately 100 grams, $1,149 US Currency, drug paraphernalia, four pistols, and numerous rounds of ammunition.

All of the ammunition magazines for each firearm were loaded and ready to fire when detectives searched the residence, the report states.

Mayfield was charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, maintain dwelling for controlled substances, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

No gun charges were filed as Mayfield was not a convicted felon. Mayfield was jailed on a $2,500 secured bond.

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