Expired: Cocaine Seized During Traffic Stop

A traffic stop near Micro Wednesday afternoon led to the discovery of cocaine with an estimated street value of nearly $1,500.

Shortly before 4:00pm, a Johnston County SAFE Team deputy was on routine patrol on Bizzell Grove Church Road at US 301 and stopped the driver of a Nissan Maxima for a safe movement violation.

As the officer approached the driver’s door of the car, Sheriff’s Captain Jeff Caldwell said the deputy detected an odor of marijuana coming from the interior of the car.  During a search of the vehicle a small amount of cocaine was found. A larger amount of cocaine, approximately 14.8 grams, was also discovered.

Jermaine Devone Walker, 21, of Blande Drive, Kenly was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  Despite the seriousness of the charges, Walker’s bond was set at only $5,000.