First Posted: 1/15/2009
PEMBROKE — A 22-year-old Lumberton man is in jail after a state trooper seized 300 grams of cocaine from his car last week, according to a sheriff’s lieutenant. The cocaine has a street value of $27,000.
Matthew Dial, of 187 Spurgeon Road, faces multiple drugs violations, according to sheriff’s Lt. Charlie Revels.
Dial, who was driving a 1993 Toyota Camry, was stopped for a traffic violation at the intersection of Saddletree and Rennert roads on Jan. 28. The trooper located a plastic bag containing 300 grams of cocaine inside the console, according to Revels. Dial was released on bail.
Revels said that on Friday, narcotic agents saw a blue Chevrolet truck leave Dial’s residence. Agents stopped the truck on Mt. Olive Church Road and arrested Dial without incident. Revels said a small amount of cocaine was found inside the truck.
He said agents then found about 3 grams of cocaine and 117 grams of marijuana inside Dial’s home. The officers also seized $5,700 in cash and Dial’s 1989 Chevrolet truck and Toyota.
Dial is charged with trafficking in cocaine by possession, trafficking in cocaine by transport, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, maintaining a drug vehicle, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
He was jailed under an $80,000 secured bond.
In an unrelated arrest, sheriff’s agents charged a 27-year-old Pembroke man, who was on probation for selling drugs, with new drug crimes on Friday. Agents seized more $5,400 in drugs and cash from Jeffery Randal Brooks’ home on Candy Park Road, according to Revels.
Officers seized about 20 grams of cocaine, 7 grams of marijuana, a .40-caliber semi-automatic handgun and $2,967 in cash. The cocaine has an estimated street value of $2,400, Revels said.
Brooks is charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed under a $300,000 secured bond.
“Brooks is an on-going nuisance in his community with illegal drug sales, alleged prostitution and drug users hanging around his residence and the community,” Revels said.