|Brake light leads to drug charges|
|Tuesday, 11 December 2007 19:17|
Three men face drug charges thanks to a Caldwell County traffic stop.
The men, Johnson City’s 21-year-old Dexter Lavonn Martin, Kingsport’s 38-year-old Fred Lewis Hunt and New York’s 40-year-old Lance Hollis, have been accused of transporting drugs from Winston Salem to Johnson City.
Caldwell Deputy Scott Wesson spotted the white 2000 Acura, driven by Martin, in the northbound lane of U.S. 321. An inoperative brake light attracted Wesson’s attention, and he stopped the vehicle. With the assistance of agents from the Sheriff’s Office Intercounty Counterdrug Unit (ICE), a search was conducted and 12.8 grams of powder cocaine and 9 grams of marijuana were seized. That’s just over $1,600 worth of drugs, deputies say. Almost $2,000 cash was found in their possession.
The men face a plethora of charges, including felony possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine.
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