Selma Man Arrested After Deputies Respond To Welfare Check

KENLY – A Selma man was arrested on five criminal charges after deputies responded to a welfare check outside a Johnston County convenience store. Around 11:49am Saturday, October 29th, officers were dispatched to 42 Express Food Mart at 11413 NC Highway 42 East for a report of an individual passed out inside a vehicle in the parking lot.

Deputies arrived and reportedly found James Arnold Narron III, of the 5600 block of Highway 39 North, Selma passed out in the driver’s seat of a car. In plain sight, officers reportedly saw hypodermic needles and a green leafy substance.

Deputies were able to awaken the 40 year-old man and search his vehicle. During the search, 1 dosage unit of suspected heroin, 1 gram of marijuana, and 13 Xanax were allegedly found.

Narron was charged with felony possession of heroin, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, possession of a controlled substance, marijuana paraphernalia, and drug paraphernalia. He was held under a $12,000 secured bond.


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