ROCKINGHAM — The Richmond County Sheriff’s office filed several drug charges against a man who allegedly had marijuana and other cannabis-related items in his vehicle.
Deputies were conducting license checking at the intersection of Long Drive and Mill Road just after midnight (Friday into Saturday) when a Chevrolet Impala pulled up, according to a press release issued Monday.
The checking deputy reportedly “detected a strong odor of marijuana” coming from the car.
The driver, 28-year-old Shakor Daquan Collins, of Rockingham, allegedly told the deputy that he didn’t have a license.
According to the release, Collins was asked to pull over while deputies ran his information, which showed he had an outstanding order for arrest.
While placing Collins under arrest, deputies reportedly found a glass smoking pipe in his pocket. Deputies then searched his car, reportedly finding: 29 grams (just more than an ounce) of suspected marijuana in a freezer bag under the seat; two pre-rolled marijuana cigarettes; a dozen Muha THC cough drops; and an Ape Indica THC cartridge.
Collins was arrested and charged with possession with one felony count each of possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance, as well as one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond and given a $1,000 unsecured bond on the OFA. Online jail records show Collins was not being held on Monday afternoon.
In addition to the criminal charges, Collins was also given multiple traffic citations, including: driving while license revoked; having no insurance; having an expired registration; giving, lending or borrowing a license plate; and failing to wear a seat belt.
Collins is scheduled to appear in court May 12 on all charges and citations.
Collins was first convicted in 2012 of selling or delivering a Schedule II controlled substance in Moore County, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction. His probation was revoked the following year when he was convicted of second-degree trespassing.
He was released in April 2013 after serving three months, but was sent back to prison for nine months on a post-release revocation in September for another charge of second-degree trespassing, for which he was convicted in February 2014.
Collins was released in June, but by November found himself convicted on a felony count of possession with intent to sell a Schedule II controlled substance, and one misdemeanor count each of resisting a public officer and second-degree trespassing. He received a split probation on the drug charge and only spent a month behind bars.
Records show Collins was also convicted in 2016 of two felony assault charges in Hoke County, and of selling or delivering a controlled substance in a public park in Moore County.
With several probation revocations, records show Collins spent a total of four years and five months behind bars, most recently being released in March 2020.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.