Speeding stop leads to drug charges

Published 12:00 am Monday, June 27, 2011

A Salisbury man was stopped for speeding on Legion Club Road and then charged with various drug violations.
Granite Quarry-Faith Police Officer M.C. Milette stopped a speeding vehicle on Legion Club Road on June 22 at 6:23 p.m.
The driver, James Randall Butler, 22, of Salisbury, told Milette he had no driver’s license. Milette detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.
Butler admitted that there was marijuana in the vehicle and Milette found a bag approximately the size of a softball, along with another small bag.
Butler was arrested and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, driving while license revoked, failure to produce a registration and speeding.
A warrant check revealed an outstanding order for arrest for probation violation, as well. Butler was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under $20,000 bond pending a first appearance in court.