• Jefferson Weaver

Fake Tag Leads to Real Charges

A fictitious license led to trafficking charges for a woman Sunday night.

Emily Baldwin, 41, of 1944 Whitehall Rd., Whiteville, was arrested after a traffic stop on Clarendon Chadbourn Road. Baldwin was charged with two counts of possession with intent to manufacture sell and deliver narcotics, conspiracy to sell narcotics, maintaining a vehicle, drug paraphernalia and trafficking in opiates. Her bond was set at $250,000.

A deputy on stationary patrol on Clarendon Chadbourn Road reported seeing Baldwin driving with a fictitious tag around 9 p.m., the report said. The deputy executed a traffic stop, and the county’s K9 Cooper indicated the presence of drugs.

Deputies located a “crystal-like substance in a bag in the vehicle, a powdered substance found in the same bag, eight baggies containing powder, a jar with crystal-like substance, and another jar with a tablet,” the report said. They also found another jar with more tablets and capsules, three sets of digital scales, packaging material, and drug paraphernalia. A five-dollar bill also field tested positive for drugs. Deputies found 40 grams of methamphetamine, 78.2 grams of Fentanyl, and 12 grams of buprenorphine hydrochloride, and six Vyvanse tablets.

Baldwin was arrested and the vehicle was seized.

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