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Traffic stop leads to drug charges

SPENCER — Authorities say a Salisbury man who tried to avoid a traffic stop early Saturday morning was arrested, found with 5 grams of cocaine in his shoe and more than two pounds of marijuana in the trunk of his car.
According to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office, authorities were conducting traffic stops at the intersection of South Salisbury Avenue and 10th Street in Spencer Friday night and Saturday morning, and noticed a car traveling north slam on brakes, turn onto 11th Street, and accelerate quickly.
A deputy followed the car, noticed the light above the license plate was not on, and stopped the car.
The driver, Johnny Aaron McEntyre, 39, of 211 Myron Place, could not produce a driver’s license, and was later found to be driving while his license was revoked and wanted for charges from different counties.
McEntyre was shaken up, the report said, and as he was looking for his registration, the deputy noticed a bag on the front passenger side floorboard. The bag was filled with 14 individual bags containing 1 gram of marijuana each, the report said.
The deputy called for backup and asked McEntyre to step out of the car to be searched.
As deputies were searching McEntyre, they noticed a lump in his shoe with plastic sticking out and that he was trying to keep his leg away from the deputies. The report said the item was pulled out of his shoe and found to contain 5 grams of cocaine.
In the car deputies also found a 21-gram bag of marijuana, digital scales and sandwich bags, as well as two sandwich bags containing 1.1 pounds of marijuana each.
McEntyre was taken to the magistrate’s office and charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license revoked. He received a $15,000 secured bond.
According to the FBI’s drug table, cocaine sells for about $50 a gram and marijuana sells for $1,200 to $1,500 a pound.

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