Dunn Man Taken Into Custody On Drug Charges

Traffic stop leads to arrest.

A Dunn man is facing multiple drug and weapons charges after a routine traffic stop led to discovery of several illegal substances.

According to the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies stopped a car driven by Kenneth Rashawn Matthews, 30, of Country Manor Lane around 11 p.m. Friday for failing to maintain his lane.

After a probable cause search was conducted, deputies found multiple narcotics and prescription drugs as well as firearms in the vehicle and on the suspect, according to reports.

According to the report, deputies found 1.8 grams of heroin, 3.5 grams of methamphetamines, 20 alprazolam pills and one acetaminophen and oxycodone pill.

Mr. Matthews was booked into the Sampson County Detention Center on one count each of felony weapon law violations, possession with intent to sell or distribute heroin, possession with intent to sell or distribute methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell a Schedule IV controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle for a Schedule II controlled substance. He was also charged with misdemeanor simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was placed under a $100,000 secured bond and given a Friday first appearance in court.

-Dunn Daily Record