• 41°

Tinted window leads to drug charges

By Shelley Smith
ssmith@salisburypost.com
Because of the keen eyes of Salisbury Police officers Mark Hunter and Wanda Gibson, a stolen handgun was recovered, and marijuana was taken off of the streets of Salisbury.
The officers stopped a car at the intersection of Park Avenue and Shaver Street Wednesday around 11 a.m. for a window tint violation, police reported today.
The officers asked the driver, Arrington Jovan Turner, to get out of the car, and as he did, they noticed a bag of marijuana hanging out of his shirt pocket. The officers then searched the three passengers.
Melvin Maurice Cruse was found with a bag of marijuana in his left vest pocket, and Desjaun Montre Clawson didn’t have anything on him, but the officers reported smelling marijuana.
A search of where Clawson was sitting found a stolen handgun and a bag of marijuana.
Clawson, 19, of Salisbury was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and felony possession of a stolen handgun, and was given a $5,000 secured bond.
Turner, 24, of Salisbury, was cited for simple possession of marijuana and driving while license revoked.
Cruse, 25, of Salisbury, was cited for simple possession of marijuana.
The third passenger was not charged with anything.

Comments

Comments closed.

Local

Scout’s Honor: With dedication of flag retirement box, Salem Fleming earns Eagle Scout rank

College

North Carolina king, queen of NCAA lacrosse tourneys

High School

High school football: State’s top honor goes to Jalon Walker

Education

Kannapolis seniors walk elementary schools

Local

Local real estate company employees come out in force to build Habitat house

Local

Quotes of the week

Coronavirus

Auditors find oversight lacking for $3 billion of state’s pandemic aid

Nation/World

When will gas situation return to normal?

Local

Rowan native Shuping posthumously receives Concord Police Department’s Medal of Valor, Purple Heart

News

GOP measure on penalties for rioting draws fire

News

Black high school softball player told to cut hair

Coronavirus

State shows 303 COVID-19 deaths in Rowan

Coronavirus

CDC: Fully vaccinated people can largely ditch masks indoors

Crime

One arrested, another hospitalized in Castor Road stabbing

China Grove

China Grove Roller Mill open for tours Saturday

News

Facing personnel deficiencies, local fire departments request tax rate increases

Local

‘Panic buying’ creates gas supply shortages locally, statewide after pipeline cyberattack

Business

Twice as nice: Planet Smoothie opens alongside Cold Stone Creamery in co-branded store

Local

Spencer board gets update on South Iredell rat problem

Education

West Rowan teacher awarded $15,000 outdoor learning grant

Cleveland

Town of Cleveland plans celebration May 22

High School

High school girls tennis: Busy Hornets win again easily

High School

High school softball: Nixon, Walton top all-county team

Education

All Hood Alumni and Friends Symposium scheduled June 18