Police: Traffic stop leads to cocaine possession charges

Published 1:17 pm Monday, November 20, 2017

By Shavonne Walker


SALISBURY — Police say a traffic stop for an expired license plate led them to charge a Salisbury man with cocaine and marijuana possession.

The driver was issued a citation, while a passenger faces multiple felony charges.

Douglas Antonio Young, 38, of the 1000 block of Stanley Street, was charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a controlled substance Schedule II; felony possession of a controlled substance Schedule II; misdemeanor possession of a controlled substance Schedule VI; misdemeanor simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance; and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

The traffic stop occurred at the Speedway convenience store at 827 W. Jake Alexander Blvd..

The driver, Shelley Robinson, was cited for having an expired license plate. Police said when the passenger, Douglas Young, got out of the vehicle to go inside the store to buy cigarettes, a drawstring bag fell out of the vehicle.

Both Robinson and Young appeared nervous, a report said.

Police Capt. Shelia Lingle said the pair told the officer the bag did not belong to either of them. But the police officer found paper inside the bag with Young’s name and information on it.

The officer seized 3 grams of crack rock, a package of crack rock, less than 1 gram of powder cocaine, five hydrocodone pills, two marijuana roaches, and $142 in cash.

Young has multiple convictions for felony and misdemeanor drug possession.

He remains in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond.

Contact reporter Shavonne Walker at 704-797-4253.