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Rowan authorities: teens cited for drug possession after traffic stop

By Shavonne Walker

shavonne.walker@salisburypost.com

SALISBURY — Three people were cited for drug possession after a driver was pulled over for speeding, according to the Rowan County Sheriff’s Office.

The traffic stop was at 6:15 p.m. Sunday on N.C. 152. A deputy clocked a Dodge Charger traveling 69 mph in a 45-mph zone. The driver of the vehicle turned onto Organ Church Road, and the officer turned on his lights. The driver continued onto an unnamed dirt road, a report said.

The driver finally stopped and the passengers got out of the vehicle. Officers used a K-9 around the car, and the dog alerted them to something suspicious.

Officers searched the car and found two glass smoking pipes, another smoking pipe, a bag containing keys to a lockbox, a bag containing a straw with white residue on it, a bag containing two yellow alprazolam pills, a pack of Newport cigarettes with a marijuana roach inside it, a digital scale, a Mason jar with multiple plastic bags, a pocketknife, and a large Bowie knife.

The driver, William Odom, 19, of the 600 block of Goretown Loop in Loris, South Carolina, was issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia, careless and reckless driving, fleeing to elude arrest, and speeding.

Passenger Felicity Franklin, 18, of the 2300 block of Dunloe Court, Concord, was cited for simple possession of a controlled substance Schedule IV, carrying a concealed weapon, simple possession of marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Passenger Eleazar Holmes was issued a citation for possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was cited and released.

A fourth person in the vehicle was not cited or charged.

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