Suspicious behavior leads to drug charges for Salisbury man

Published 12:40 pm Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Police say suspicious behavior from a driver traveling on Jake Alexander Boulevard near Stokes Ferry Road, led to drug possession charges for the Salisbury man.

Salisbury Police charged Michael Lee Harris, 29, with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule II substance and felony possession of a controlled schedule II substance.

The officer said the driver, later identified as Michael Harris, appeared nervous as he passed the officer in his car and kept looking in his rear view mirror. The officer continued to follow Harris’ Mazda Tribute as he approached Lisk Street. The incident occurred just before 4 p.m. Tuesday.

The man threw something out of the window at Lisk and Pine streets. The officer asked for assistance and told another officer the area where the item was thrown from the vehicle.

Harris pulled over on North Green Street. The officer asked if he tossed anything out of the window and he said yes.

The second officer found a pill bottle that contained two cocaine cookies weighing five grams and a razor. Harris also had 39 $20 bills and other cash totaling $793.46, said Police Capt. Shelia Lingle.

When officers checked Harris’ information they discovered his license was revoked.

In January, Harris was convicted of failing to register as a sex offender. In 2009, he was convicted of possession of firearm by felon, felony marijuana possession, and misdemeanor resist, obstruct, delay an officer. He’s also been convicted of felony indecent liberties with a child and felony possession of schedule II.

He has since been released from the Rowan County Detention Center under a $2,500 secured bond.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.