Man Jailed After Meth Discovery During Stop

• Running stop sign leads to search, arrest.

Of The Record Staff

A Salemburg man was jailed after a search of his truck revealed a stash of methamphetamine.


According to the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, deputies stopped 34-year-old Luis Perez Flores for running a stop sign at the intersection of South Salemburg Highway and Lakewood School Road around 8:20 p.m.

“During the stop, probable cause was established to conduct a search of the vehicle,” SCSO Lt. Marcus Smith told The Daily Record.

“During the search, crystal meth was discovered.”

According to the arrest report, 2 ounces of meth were found by deputies during the search. It resulted in Mr. Flores’ arrest on multiple charges.

He was taken into custody and charged with two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, one count each of possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle for a place of a controlled substance, all felonies.

He was also charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition to the two ounces of meth, $2,000 in cash was also discovered in the 2001 Ford Super Duty pickup truck. Mr. Flores was secured in the Sampson County Detention Center under a $300,000 secured bond and scheduled for a Jan. 12 initial court appearance in Sampson District Court.



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