Thursday, 22 August 2019 16:15

Rockingham officers find meth, other drugs in traffic stop

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ROCKINGHAM — Three days before finding meth lab, the same officers charged a man who lives on the same street with possession of the drug.

According to an incident report, the officers stopped a beige Toyota Camry that was displaying a fictitious registration number just before 4 p.m. Aug. 14 on Legrand Street.

The officers searched the vehicle where they reportedly found  and seized: 2.05 grams of meth; 142.73 grams (5.03 ounces) of marijuana; one 2mg Alprazolam (Xanax) pill; Suboxone; four syringes; two digital scales; three spoons; a black back containing several items; a green box containing baggies, a key and other items; a red bag containing various items; and $10 in cash.

Police arrested 26-year-old Dylan Conrad Peek, of Robinson Street, and charged him with: two counts of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance; one count each of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine; possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana; simple possession of a Schedule III controlled substance; simple possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance; and displaying a fictitious or altered title, registration car or tag.

He was released on a $25,000 unsecured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 5.

Online court records show Peek has pending charges of assault with a deadly weapon, robbery with a dangerous weapon and breaking and entering from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, as well as charges from the Department of Community Corrections.

He is scheduled to appear in court Dec. 2 on the RCSO charges and Sept. 3 on the DCC charges.

Peek was first convicted in 2010 of assault on an officer or state employee, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.

In 2014, he was given probation when convicted on four counts of breaking and entering vehicles and driving with a revoked license, which was later revoked, landing him behind bars for seven months.

Peek was again convicted in 2015, this time for breaking and entering vehicles, breaking and entering and possession with intent to sell a Schedule II controlled substance. He was given a suspended sentence on all three convictions.

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