A total of 19 bags of marijuana was seized from a vehicle at a license checkpoint near Selma this week. The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office SAFE team was conducting a checkpoint Tuesday on Highway 96 North near Jordan-Narron Road.
Officers said a silver Honda stopped at the checkpoint. Deputies said they detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and asked the driver to step out of the car. Abraham Matthew Jones, 28, of Franklinton reportedly admitted to smoking marijuana. A partially smoked blunt was found during a search of the car.
A search of the trunk revealed a black backpack. Inside the backpack, SAFE Team deputies said they located 3 bags. Inside those bags a total of 19 smaller bags containing a total of 109 grams of marijuana were located.
Jones was charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver marijuana, felony maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance and possession of marijuana paraphernalia. He was transported to the Johnston County Jail where he was given a $10,000 bond.