Man arrested on drug charges during checkpoint – Edgecombe

On 5/27/2018 Sgt Dawes and D Squad conducted a license checkpoint on NC 43
HWY outside of Rocky Mount.

A 2015 Nissan Altima driven by Meico Bynum approached the check point and made contact with Deputy Sharpe.

Deputy Sharpe smelled the odor of marijuana and asked the driver if any marijuana was
in the car. The driver, Meico Bynum handed Deputy Sharpe 1 gram of marijuana.
Sgt Dawes searched the vehicle and located 11 grams of crack cocaine in a money
bag between the seat and console. When the trunk was searched 18 name brand
handbags were located which still had store tags and price tags belonging to
Nordstrom. A representative from Nordstrom came down and identified the
handbags by barcodes and they totaled over $7,200 in value.
Meico Bynum was charged with possession of crack cocaine, poss w/int/sell/del
cocaine, maintain vehicle for storage of controlled substance and possession of
stolen property. The investigation into the stolen goods is ongoing.

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