What started out as a traffic stop of a speeding moped led to a drug arrest in New Bern.
Police say the moped was seen speeding down Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard near Highway 70 Saturday just after midnight.
Officials say when the officer turned on his lights and sirens to stop the moped, the driver continue to speed through a flashing red stop light, turning left onto Pinetree Drive. Police say the driver then entered the parking lot of a restaurant and threw something on the ground behind the building.
The officer said the driver then slowed down, and he was eventually pulled over.
The officer then recovered plastic bags behind the restaurant building. Police say they contained 37.4 grams of marijuana.
The moped driver, 37-year-old Donald Brimmer Jr. of New Bern, was arrested. He faces a list of charges, including drug possession, DWI and failing to stop for police.
According to the North Carolina Department of Corrections website, Brimmer has a criminal history dating back to 1998. Convictions include drugs and assault on a female. Records show he was convicted as recently as September for drug possession.