BEAUFORT — The County Sheriff’s Department arrested a Havelock couple on trafficking opium charges after a routine traffic stop.
Bradley Alexander Adams, and Brittany Elizabeth Vella, both 21 and of Victory Circle, have been accused of possessing more than 100 pills, more than 56 grams of marijuana and scales after a traffic stop, authorities said.
Mr. Adams and Ms. Vella were each charged with two counts of trafficking opium, one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver (PWIMSD) a schedule IV narcotics, one count of PWIMSD, one count of PWIMSD a schedule VI drug, two counts of PWIMSD a schedule VI drug, one count of maintaining a vehicle to sell or transport narcotics, one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, one count of sale and delivery of a schedule VI drug, two counts of maintaining a vehicle to sell or transport narcotics and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia, according to a Tuesday press release from the County Sheriff’s Office.
Mr. Adams was also charged with possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver marijuana resulting from an undercover controlled drug purchase from Mr. Adams on an earlier date. He was placed in the county jail under a $100,000 secured bond and Ms. Vella was placed on a $20,000 secured bond.
Authorities say Ms. Vella and Mr. Adams were traveling on Highway 70 in Newport in Ms. Vella’s Jeep Cherokee when deputies conducted a traffic stop and detected a strong odor of marijuana.
Lt. Debbie Stevens and K9 “Chopper” conducted a further search resulting in a positive alert by Chopper who located narcotics in an interior compartment.
Deputies discovered 62 Oxycodone pills, 38 Alprazolam pills, 11 morphine pills, a set of digital scales, and a total of 56 grams of marijuana in separate packages, according to the release.