Felon Arrested For Drug, Weapon Violations

Acting on a tip, Smithfield Police located marijuana and a gun during a search Thursday.

Police responded to an apartment complex on Highway 210 and according to officers a K-9 alerted on a car.  The owner of the car, Martici Lamont Taylor, 49, of Smithfield, was located inside an apartment. During a search, approximately 7 ounces of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a firearm were located.

Taylor was charged with felony possession of marijuana and felony possession of a firearm by a felon.

He was incarcerated in the Johnston County Jail on a $40,000 bond.