Drug arrests reported at bridge checkpoint and traffic stop

Published 9:15 am Monday, April 27, 2020

The Dare County Sheriff’s office has reported that on April 23, 2020 at approximately 1 a.m., a DCSO A-District deputy was working the checkpoint at the Wright Memorial Bridge when a vehicle came through with four occupants from Virginia.

According to DCSO, the driver of the vehicle could not produce a valid driver’s license and was asked to pull over to the side of the road. While the deputy continued their investigation, a Nags Head Police Department K-9 assisted and alerted on the presence of a controlled substance inside the vehicle. The vehicle was searched and numerous controlled substances were found, stated a DCSO press release. The occupants’ names were run for warrants, with one occupant having two warrants out of Dare County.

Curtis Matthew Young, of Suffolk, Va., was charged with felony possession of heroin and felony possession of methamphetamine and was released on a $5,000 secured bond. Robert James Perry Jr., of Virginia Beach, Va., was charged with misdemeanor possession of schedule III controlled substance and served with the failure to appear warrants for failure to wear seatbelt and driving while license revoked. Perry was released on a $3,000 secured bond.

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The other two occupants were also from Virginia and were turned around at the checkpoint.

DCSO also reported that on April 25, 2020, at approximately 1:40 a.m., a DCSO deputy with the A-District conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 158 near Cameron Street in Kill Devil Hills. While the deputy was conducting their investigation, a DCSO K-9 unit arrived and assisted with the stop. According to DCSO, the K-9 alerted to the presence of a controlled substance inside the vehicle. The vehicle was searched and both occupants were arrested for drug violations.

Jeremy Rashad Lewis, of Columbia, was arrested and charged with felony possession of MDMA/ecstasy. More charges are expected at the grand jury, according to DCSO. Lewis was released on a $25,000 secured bond. Aleesha Renee King, of Manns Harbor, was arrested for felony possession of cocaine. King was released on a $5,000 secured bond.

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