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Three men face drug charges following traffic stops

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Published: Dec. 12, 2019 at 12:01 PM EST
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Three men are facing drug charges following a two separate traffic stops by deputies overnight.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office says around 12:30 a.m., detectives made two simultaneous stops at different locations.

The first happened on Woodlawn Avenue in Greenville and resulted in the arrest of Travis Thompson, 31, of Greenville. Inside the vehicle, we're told that nearly an ounce and a half of cocaine and a small amount of marijuana was found.

Thompson was charged with trafficking cocaine by possession, sell and deliver, possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana, and possession of a controlled substance at a local confinement facility. He was given a $500,000 secured bond.

The second stop happened at 4600 E. 10th Street at the Walmart in Greenville. Deputies say they found 23 separate containers of marijuana and a jar of marijuana.

Marcus Powell, 32, of Ayden, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle for the sale of controlled substance, and 3 counts of conspiracy to traffic cocaine. He was booked on a $300,000 secured bond.

Deputies say Jayar Rodriguez, 25, of Greenville, was also arrested during the Walmart stop. He was charged with three counts of conspiracy to traffic cocaine. He was given a $200,000 secured bond.

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