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Deputies: Man arrested on drug charges after traffic stop

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ROWAN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

A man was arrested on several charges after a vehicle stop turned up nearly 100 hydrocodone tablets, according to a report from the Rowan County Sheriff's Office.

Shortly after midnight on April 16, deputies were conducting a traffic checkpoint on White Farm Road when they noticed a vehicle make an abrupt turn onto Deer Brook Drive without using a turn signal.

The vehicle was eventually stopped at the Volonte Motel on Highway 601 in Salisbury.

The driver, 37-year-old Wayne Lee Morrison, II, gave the deputies consent to search his vehicle, and two containers, with 94 hydrocodone tablets, were found hidden in a space below the center console.

Morrison was then arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking more than 28 grams of heroin/opium, one count of possess with intent to sell or deliver a schedule III controlled substance, and one count of interfering with a utility meter due to an outstanding warrant issued on August 14, 2013.

He was taken to the Rowan County Detention Center and place under a $150,500 bond.

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