HAMLET ― A man pulled over for a traffic violation this weekend wound up in jail on felony drug charges.
An officer with the Hamlet Police Department conducted a traffic stop Sunday evening for a lighting violation at the corner of U.S. 74 Business and Raleigh Street, according to a report.
The officer searched the car and allegedly found 17.89 grams of marijuana (0.63 ounces) a digital scale and clear plastic baggies.
Nijamel Jaque Goodwin, 24, of Rosemont Avenue, was charged 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, and a misdemeanor count of possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
Police say Goodwin had also two orders for arrest for resisting a public officer and possession of drug paraphernalia. Those charges are not yet listed with the N.C. Court System.
Goodwin was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $10,500 secured bond but had been bailed out by Wednesday. He is scheduled to appear in court April 25.
Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Goodwin was given a 12-month suspended sentence in October when convicted of maintaining a place for a controlled substance.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.