Man arrested on numerous drug-related charges

Man arrested on numerous drug-related charges
Published: Nov. 30, 2022 at 3:19 AM EST
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GREENVILLE, N.C. (WITN) - A Greenville man is in jail after a late-night traffic stop.

The Pitt County Sheriff’s Office say Marquis Jefferson, 27, was arrested around 10:53 p.m. on November 23rd after a State Trooper found drugs at the scene of a traffic stop.

WITN is told that Jefferson was arrested by Pitt County Deputies and charged with possession of cocaine, possession intent to manufacture/sell/deliver cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver schedule VI-controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Officials say after a search of the vehicle was conducted, they seized around 30 grams of marijuana, an estimated 1.6 grams of cocaine, over $7,000, the vehicle, and a 9 mm handgun.

Jefferson was released from the Pitt County Detention Center after posting a $35,000 secured bond.