Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Arrests

An officer's instincts apparently paid off when he stopped what he thought was a suspicious vehicle and ended up finding drugs and drug equipment inside.

New Bern police arrested the driver, 33 year-old Wanda Johnson of Arapahoe and her passenger, 22 year-old Cortez Broome of Bayboro.

Police say the car came from behind the Palace Motel in New Bern, stopped abruptly and quickly circled back around the building. The officer followed the vehicle and learned the plate was revoked. A search turned up drug equipment, cocaine and marijuana.

Both Johnson and Broome are charged with drug offenses.


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  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Apr 5, 2009 at 04:05 PM
    Yes sometimes I do make mistakes (my fingers are faster than my brain), I'm only human. I would like to see International news, and see our readers comments. Diper was rather funny in that context.
  • by Legal Eyes Location: g vegas on Apr 5, 2009 at 08:28 AM
    Why do law enforcement continue to waste man power on trying stop the selling of drugs? The war on drugs has lasted over 20 years and millions of dollars later is that the jails are full and younger dope oys on the corners. Leagalize it and lets fight tougher crimes!
  • by Tom on Apr 4, 2009 at 10:27 PM
    I applaud WITN. They're the only station I know that allows people to publicly bash them even when the bashing doesn't make a lick of sense. Cactus, You have several misspellings that make you look uneducated and silly.
  • by motion Location: boco on Apr 4, 2009 at 12:22 PM
    Cactus, WITN is a local station, and a good one at that. Did u ever wonder if thats why they deliver to us the LOCAL news?? if i wanted to see news about the rest of the world i would watch CNN or something. thank you WITN for being such a great news station!!
  • by friendy Location: edward on Apr 4, 2009 at 10:56 AM
    I like to say that I know the 22 year old that was the passenger in wanda johnson car, and know for a fact he was not into drugs, but was looking to hard for a lady friend, that turned out to be someone that took advantage of his innocence, and kindness, by including him in a drug situation, he probably did'nt know anything about.After all she was 10 years older than he. Cortez Broome has always been a sickly child threw out his life,hosiptalize for long lenghts of times.
  • by Cactus Location: Strabane on Apr 3, 2009 at 06:41 PM
    After being here in EC for almost 2 years. my conclusion is that WITN will remain a local station with out much merit. If your diper is on fire or wet they will report as news,but not provide water or a new diper. I am beging to wander if WITN even knows there is something other than EC.
  • by Buford Location: NC on Apr 3, 2009 at 06:35 PM
    Nice bust..make sure that you had "good probable cause." A slick lawyer will let these birds fly....Money talks and BS walks...
  • by jamie Location: nc on Apr 3, 2009 at 06:09 PM
    Yeah, be for real. What was so suspicious? They have probably been looking for this car and the passengers. We need drugs off the street, but don't insult my intelligence with all of these "routine" stops that end up in a drug bust.
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