Cleveland man charged with cocaine, marijuana possession

Published 4:17 pm Tuesday, September 3, 2019

By Shavonne Walker

SALISBURY — A Cleveland man faces felony cocaine and marijuana possession charges after the vehicle he was a passenger in was stopped by police.

The Salisbury Police Department charged David Everhart, 63, of the 2900 block of Umburger Road, with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance Schedule II; felony possession of a controlled substance Schedule II; and misdemeanor possession a controlled substance Schedule VI.

An officer driving behind the vehicle checked the license plate and found that it was expired and there was no insurance on the vehicle. The officer pulled over the driver, Dequilla Steele, in the parking of of J.F. Hurley Family YMCA.

Steele told the officer she does not have a driver’s license but has a North Carolina identification card. A back-seat passenger was verbally combative, according to the officer’s report. The officer asked the driver and passenger to get out of the vehicle and called for another officer to assist her.

The second officer reported seeing a front-seat passenger toss a utility glove out the window. The officer checked the glove and found a bag with 4.5 grams of marijuana and 16.9 grams of crack cocaine.

The driver was issued a citation for the expired license plate and not having a license.

Everhart was released from the Rowan County Detention Center under a $5,000 secured bond.