Sheriff announces arrest after traffic stop search warrant

Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields announced Thursday that a 28-year-old man from Southern Pines was arrested on drug charges following a traffic stop and search warrant.

Devin Harris was arrested and placed at the Moore County Detention Center under a $345,000 secured bond, according to Fields in a news advisory.

“On April 7th, 2021, Deputies with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop on U.S. Highway 1 in the Cameron area of Moore County,” said Fields. “During the stop, deputies conducted a search of the vehicle and seized approximately 1,380.7 grams of high-grade marijuana, cannabis THC concentrates, $2,383.27 in United States currency, and items of marijuana paraphernalia.”

After searching the suspect’s vehicle, deputies executed a search warrant in the 300 block of McNeil Road in Southern Pines where they confiscated 73.6 grams of high-grade marijuana, 1,595.3 grams of cannabis-infused edibles, 177.4 grams of cannabis THC concentrates, $219.24, and marijuana paraphernalia.

Harris was charged with two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, two counts of felony possession of marijuana, two counts of felony possession of schedule VI controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule VI controlled substance, two counts of maintaining a vehicle/dwelling place for controlled substances, and two counts of possession of marijuana paraphernalia.

Harris’ court date is scheduled for April 28. He is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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