Officer getting gas makes drug arrest

Published 3:34 pm Monday, July 22, 2019

By Shavonne Walker

SALISBURY — A police officer who was getting gas at a local station charged a man with cocaine possession after he sped into the gas station.

Jason Perry Henrickson Jr., 19, was charged with felony possession of cocaine and misdemeanor possession of marijuana. He was issued citations for careless and reckless driving and having no operator’s license.

The officer was at the Speedway station at 827 W. Jake Alexander Blvd. about 10 p.m. Saturday when a white Ford Focus driven by Henrickson came speeding into the station, according to a Salisbury Police Department report.

The officer approached Henrickson and asked for an ID. Henrickson told the officer he didn’t have his ID and that he’d just received a citation for not having one.

The officer noted in his report that the license plate on Henrickson’s vehicle was reported to have been turned in to N.C. Division of Motor Vehicles.

As the officer began the process of having the vehicle towed, he asked Henrickson whether there were any drugs or other substances inside. Henrickson gave the officer some marijuana that he had in the console.

The officer also found cocaine in a bag in the center console. The officer seized 33 grams of marijuana and 1.1 grams of cocaine.