Police find marijuana, scales; man charged

Published 12:00 am Monday, January 9, 2012

SALISBURY — Salisbury Police arrested a man inside a Bendix Drive motel room this weekend after officers reported finding 273 grams of marijuana in a bookbag.
According to a Salisbury Police report, officers responded to room 203 after calls about a strong smell of marijuana.
The door was partially open when officers arrived, the report said. Police arrested Otha Derik Archie, 29, after finding the marijuana hidden in separate bags inside a Mason jar.
The amount equals 9.63 ounces.
Police also found a set of scales, a laptop and brass knuckles in the room.
Archie, od 3665 East Ridge Road, was charged with felony possession of marijuana with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver.
He was released after posting a $1,500 bond.