Selma Police arrested the driver of a minivan after a quantity of marijuana was reportedly found inside the vehicle. An officer was on patrol around 10:30pm Friday, May 15th and noticed a minivan traveling on Highway 70 near I-95 without a working headlight. The officer turned around to stop the van as the driver quickly turned into the parking lot of Wendy’s, then onto Ricks Road, and Crocker Street as if to avoid the officer, police said.
Police caught up with the van on Crocker Street and pulled it over.
The driver, Fady Mousa Shehadeh, 46, of Rocky Mount, NC claimed he did not have anything illegal inside his van but refused to let police search. A narcotics K-9 alerted on the vehicle. Due to the large number of items in the van, the vehicle was taken to the Selma police station parking lot to be searched.
During the search, 3.68 pounds of suspected marijuana was allegedly located inside 21 jars and 219 packets.
Shehadeh was charged with three felonies: possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, and maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance. He was released on a $50,000 bond.
(A mugshot of the suspect was not available)