Spencer man charged with drug trafficking
SPENCER — Authorities charged a Spencer man with drug trafficking following his Wednesday arrest in the parking lot of a local East Innes Street restaurant. Members of the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office’s Aggressive Criminal Enforcement (ACE) Team and members of the Special Investigative Unit stopped a car in the parking lot of Chick-fil-A.
Deputies found the driver, later identified as James Brian Javis, had more than 100 oxycodone pills that were not prescribed to him.
Javis, 49, of the 100 block of Charles Street was charged with felony possession of controlled substance, felony possession of controlled substance, felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance, felony conspire to traffic in opium, two counts felony trafficking heroin and two counts misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Investigators say Javis also had plastic wrappers, plastic baggies and a pill bottle, a half-ounce of marijuana, and suboxone, a pain reliever.
Javis was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $252,500 bond where he remains.