Charlotte woman charged with possession of Ecstasy, marijuana

Published 10:59 am Wednesday, November 22, 2017

By Shavonne Walker

SALISBURY — A Charlotte woman was charged with possession of Ecstasy and marijuana after an early-morning traffic stop Wednesday.

Salisbury Police Department officials said an officer stopped a vehicle at the intersection of North Main and West Steele streets about 1 a.m. because the vehicle owner had a suspended license.

The driver, Velma Aniece Harrell, 39, of the 400 block of Berkshire Road, was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance Schedule I, possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

The officer said he smelled marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked the driver to step out. The officer searched the vehicle and found marijuana inside an open Vogue eyeglass case. The officer also found one Ecstasy tablet as well as four other unidentified pills.

Harrell was held in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $1,000 secured bond.