Drug Suspect Facing Child Abuse Charge

Over an ounce of marijuana was seized from a Johnston County home after officers responded to a domestic disturbance at the residence.

The incident was reported around 5:00am last Wednesday on Blue Peak Drive off Cleveland Crossings Drive.

Deputies arrived at the address responding to a report of a domestic incident and immediately detected an odor of marijuana after entering the home.  Officers seized a total of 31.7 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia.  Officers also said there was a 1 year-old child present.

Alexander Michael Pastrana, 25, of the 4500 block of Little Creek Church Road, Clayton was arrested for felony possession of a controlled substance, felony maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance, misdemeanor child abuse, and misdemeanor possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Pastrana was taken before a magistrate who set his bail at $25,000.

No injuries were reported.