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Salisbury teen cited a week ago with drug-related items, now faces possible burglary charges

A Salisbury teen cited a week ago in a drug-related traffic stop now faces possible burglary charges after he was found in possession of a stolen cell phone.

Salisbury Police charged Adan Jesus Macias, 16, of the 100 block of Matthews Drive, on Thursday with misdemeanor possession of stolen goods. Officials said they were able to track an iPhone 6 to the teen that was reported stolen Jan. 14 from a home on West 11th Street.

The homeowner told police he had left around 4:30 p.m. and returned around 10:15 p.m. and saw the home had been broken into, a report said.

Thieves took the cell phone, Dr. Dre Beats headphones, bottles of liquor and Playstation games.  The man was able to track the phone and contacted police. Officers found the phone in a backpack that belonged to Macias. He was located at 1:30 a.m. on Thursday at a home in the 1300 block of North Church Street.

Officials said more charges are possible for the teen.

It was a week ago that Macias was issued a citation during a traffic stop. A Salisbury Police officer ran the license plate of a Honda Accord traveling on Knox Street and it alerted that the driver had an expired license.

The driver pulled into a driveway on Knox Street. The officer asked if the driver and his passengers if knew they homeowner and they said they did not.

The officer could smell a strong odor of cologne and marijuana coming from the car. He received permission to search the vehicle and located a smoking device on the back seat with black tar inside it. A bag containing 1.9 grams of marijuana was found in the car as well as Juicy rolling papers and a smoking device in the center console.

The driver, Jhannatan Jaramillo Macedo, 17, was charged with marijuana possession and other offenses.

Authorities said Macias did not have any other items from the break-in, just the cell phone.

Macias remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $500 secured bond.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.

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