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Blotter: China Grove man faces weapon, drug charges after traffic stop

CHINA GROVE – Levi Bryant Smith, 36, of China Grove, faces weapon and drug charges after a traffic stop regarding a Yamaha motorcycle that was not registered.

Warrants alleged Bryant was found to not have insurance for the vehicle, a motorcycle endorsement on his license or a motorcycle learner’s permit. In addition to the traffic violations, Bryant was charged with felony possession of a firearm by a felon, felony possession of heroin and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Bryant allegedly was found in possession of a .32 caliber revolver and was convicted of felony breaking and entering in 2009.

On the warrant for his arrest, the drug paraphernalia is listed as “one glass smoking pipe/bong.”

In other crime reports:

  • Michael Andrew Link, 23, of Lexington, was charged with larceny of a firearm on Saturday in reference to a late May theft of a 9mm handgun.
  • Janae Latece Johnson, 32, of Charlotte, was charged on Saturday with felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance, misdemeanor simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, misdemeanor simple possession of a schedule VI controlled substance, misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia and driving while impaired.
  • Tyler Alfonso Mason, 23, of Salisbury was charged with felony conspiracy after allegedly soliciting the unlawful purchase of a firearm.
  • Violet Mildred Miner was charged with felony possession of cocaine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia on Sunday in connection to a May 24 incident.
  • Coty Scott Putnam, 24, of Mooresville, was charged with felony possession of heroin on Saturday.

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