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Hamlet Police: Drugs found during traffic stop, 2 charged

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HAMLET —  Two men are facing criminal charges after police reportedly found marijuana and heroin during a traffic stop late last week.

According to a social media post from the Hamlet Police Department, officers conducted a traffic stop on Friday, May 13. The post does not give the street location or the reason for the stop.

Police reportedly found and seized an unspecified quantity marijuana and suspected heroin in addition to unspecified paraphernalia, a handgun and a “large sum of U.S. currency.”

The driver, Christopher Sean Morton, reportedly had an outstanding order for arrest. He is charged with resisting a public officer and possession of drug paraphernalia and was given a $3,500 secured bond.

The passenger, 25-year-old Darien Deshawn McNair, is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance; carrying a concealed weapon; possession of a firearm by a felon; simple possession of marijuana; and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was given a $12,500 secured bond.

Neither man appeared in online records with the Richmond County Jail late Monday afternoon. Records show Morton is scheduled to appear in court June 9 and McNair on June 2.


Online court records show Morton has a June 2 court date on misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

McNair was scheduled to appear in court Monday in Moore County on the following pending charges: driving while impaired; possession of a controlled substance on prison or jail premises; trafficking opium or heroin; possession of up to a half-ounce of marijuana; and citations for exceeding safe speed and driving with a revoked license.

Records with the N.C. Dearptment of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show McNair was convicted in 2015 on felony charges of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering and a misdemeanor count of speeding to elude arrest. He was given probation.

Records show Morton has no prior convictions in the state.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.


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