Two people were arrested on felony charges after a Johnston County deputy stopped a car for speeding. Around 12:40pm last Wednesday, Nov. 27th, a deputy spotted a car traveling at 80 mph in a 65 mph zone on I-95 near Market Street in Smithfield. The officer was able to catch up with the speeding vehicle and pull it over as it exited onto Market Street. The officer said he immediately detected an odor of marijuana coming from inside the car.
A passenger, identified as 28 year-old Cameron Lavar Robertson of S. Pollock Street, Selma reportedly had an object hidden in his pants and struggled with the deputy and tried to flee on foot. Robertson was eventually detained. Authorities said the object was a plastic vacuum-sealed bag of marijuana. Altogether, 32.4 grams of marijuana was reportedly located and seized. Deputies also found 1 dose of suspected Ecstasy.
Robertson was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and misdemeanor resisting arrest. Bail was set at $10,000.
The driver, 26 year-old Tynisha Lynette Woodhouse of W. Elizabeth Street, Selma was charged with felony possession of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.