Man hides cocaine in buttocks, faces drug possession after traffic stop
Authorities say a Salisbury man pulled over during a traffic stop led to officers finding drugs hidden in a man’s buttocks and to collecting a tax lien from a passenger.
Salisbury Police charged Edward Antiona Morrow, 34, of the 2700 block of Cottage Street, Salisbury, with two counts of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance and possessing a controlled substance on a jail premise, all felonies.
Jimmy Lewis Oglesby was issued a citation for simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Another passenger, David Crockett, was not charged or cited.
A police officer stopped a vehicle at the intersection of Park Avenue and Clay Street Thursday at 10 p.m. because the vehicle’s headlight was not on, a report said.
When the driver, later identified as Morrow, rolled down the window, the officer could smell marijuana. The officer asked to search the men and the vehicle, which had three people inside. Oglesby told the officer they had just smoked marijuana, a report said.
The report said Morrow had 0.8 grams of crack cocaine in his pocket and Oglesby had $1,100 in cash.
Officers discovered there was a tax lien against Oglesby and police seized $775 of the money he had in his possession.
Some marijuana was found under the front passenger’s seat where Oglesby was seated, the report said.
When police took Morrow into the Rowan County jail, they asked if he had any substances or weapons, and he said no. However, jail officers found 5.9 grams of cocaine in a plastic bag hidden in Morrow’s buttocks. He was additionally charged and his bond increased. Morrow remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a total $15,000 secured bond.
In 2009, Morrow was convicted of misdemeanor drug possession in Cabarrus County. In 2007, he was convicted in Rowan County of felony drug possession. He has also been convicted of larceny, possession of stolen goods and simple assault.
Oglesby has pending charges from a January traffic stop that yielded a number of pills, cocaine and marijuana. That traffic stop led to a subsequent raid of Oglesby’s house, where authorities found marijuana.
Oglesby has been convicted of simple assault, drug possession, assault on a female, driving while license revoked and resisting arrest.
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