Woman arrested after large amount of cocaine found in bookbag at school

Published: Apr. 5, 2021 at 12:01 PM EDT|Updated: Apr. 5, 2021 at 12:11 PM EDT
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NEW BERN, N.C. (WITN) - A woman has been arrested after a school resource officer found a large amount of cocaine in a child’s bookbag.

It happened last Tuesday at Trent Park Elementary School in New Bern.

The Craven County Sheriff’s Office says their deputy discovered more than nine ounces of cocaine.

Sharae Becton, 27, of New Bern is charged with felony trafficking cocaine, felony possession with intent sell/deliver cocaine and misdemeanor child abuse.

To protect the identity of the child, deputies won’t say if Becton is their mother or not.

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