Virginia man arrested on drug charge following Kill Devil Hills traffic stop

Published 7:18 am Sunday, May 8, 2022

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The Dare County Sheriff’s Office has reported the arrest of a Virginia man following a traffic stop in Kill Devil Hills.

According to a DCSO press release, on April 29, 2022 at around 10:25 p.m., a deputy working the A-District conducted a traffic stop on Hwy 158 near East St. Clair Street in Kill Devil Hills.

“Other Deputies arrived to assist and a search of the vehicle and occupants was conducted,” stated the release. “A passenger in the vehicle was found to be in possession of Psilocybin mushrooms, a Scheduled I Controlled Substance in North Carolina. There were other misdemeanor amounts of marijuana and paraphernalia located and seized from the vehicle.”

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William Sherman Coates, 44, of Hampton, Va., was arrested and charged with felony possession of a scheduled I controlled substance and issued citations for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and paraphernalia.

Coates was released on a $2,000 secured bond.