A routine traffic stop for speeding resulted in the arrest of a Johnston County man on felony drug possession charges.
On March 5th, a Johnston County Sheriff’s SAFE Team deputy was on patrol in the 13000 block of Highway 39 North. Using his radar, the officer clocked a Hyundai Sonata speeding 70 miles per hour in a 55 mile per hour zone. The officer stopped the vehicle and upon approaching the driver’s side window allegedly detected an odor of marijuana.
During a search of the car, four bags of marijuana was located with a combined weight of approximately 2.25 pounds. Officers also located a 9mm handgun, ammunition, rolling papers and an undisclosed amount of cash.
Deputies said the handgun was found in the pants pocket of the driver, 20 year-old Billy Kintay McLean Jr. of County Line Road, Angier. McLean was charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver marijuana, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of marijuana paraphernalia, speeding, and driving after consuming alcohol under the age of 21.
A DWI blood test kit was also taken.
McLean was transported to the Johnston County Jail and given a $5,500 secured bond.