Police: Four cited with drug-related offenses
Police cited four people with drug-related charges at a local convenience store. One of the four was banned from the store, officials said.
A police officer who was pumping gas at Wilco-Hess at 500 East Innes St. and saw the clerk repeatedly tell two men they needed to leave the store.
The officer walked to the vehicle the men were heading to and spoke with the driver, 17-year-old Dystanie Yolanda Richard, of the 500 block of Kern Carlton Road, Salisbury.
A report said no one in the car seemed to “know why the clerk was yelling.”
The other three passengers were Devon Duran Brown, 16, Destani Brooke Atwell, 17, of the 200 block of Dunsview Drive, Salisbury, and Rochelle Lucas Hamilton, 35, of the 600 block of White Rock Avenue, Granite Quarry.
One of the passengers reached down near the seat and the officer had to tell them to stop.
Another passenger, later identified as Rochelle Hamilton, told police his name was Lamont Smith. The officer asked if there was any illegal substances in the car.
The driver, Dystanie Richard, asked to open the glove box, a report said.
There was a pair of brass knuckles and a smoking device inside the glove box.
She was issued a citation for carrying a concealed weapon and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Another officer arrived and confirmed the identity of Rochelle Hamilton and knew he’d been banned from the store. The officer placed handcuffs on Hamilton, who then refused to get out of the car. A report said he had to be pulled from the vehicle.
He was issued a citation for second-degree trespass, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor resist, obstruct, delay an officer.
Police found a book bag containing glass smoking devices on Destani Atwell, the report said.
Atwell and Devon Brown were issued citations for misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Contact reporter Shavonne Potts at 704-797-4253.
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