ROCKINGHAM — Investigators reportedly found drugs in a car during a traffic stop in East Rockingham earlier this month.
According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, members of the Community Impact Team stopped a vehicle for having an expired license plate on Nov. 18 while patrolling in East Rockingham.
One of the investigators approached to speak with the driver, 22-year-old Delon Antrale Wall, of Rockingham, and reportedly smelled marijuana.
Wall allegedly told the investigator that he had an ounce or less of pot.
Investigators say Wall cooperated when asked to step out of the vehicle and he reportedly pointed out a backpack and said it contained marijuana.
However, when investigators opened it, they found not only 175 grams (6.17 ounces) of marijuana, but also 6.2 grams of crack cocaine and 4.2 grams of fentanyl as well as a set of digital scales and plastic baggies.
Wall was arrested and charged with one felony count each of: possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance; possession of cocaine; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver cocaine; possession of a Schedule II controlled substance; trafficking opium or heroin; and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance.
He was also charged with a single misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
Wall was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $125,000 secured bond, however records appear to show he has since been released. He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 1.
Records show Wall also has a Dec. 13 court appearance on the following traffic infractions: having an expired registration card or tag; having no liability insurance; and having an expired inspection.
Wall appears to have no prior convictions in North Carolina.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.