Traffic violation leads to drug charges against 2

Sarah Willets Staff writer

January 6, 2014

LUMBERTON — Two Lumberton residents are facing drug charges after they were stopped for blocking an intersection on Friday.

Joshua Brandon Locklear, 29, and Crystal Gail Allen, 36, were stopped at the intersection of Carthage Road and Mount Olive Church Road in Lumberton about 2:30 p.m. because their vehicle was impeding traffic, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division.

Deputies searched the vehicle after smelling marijuana smoke and found about 5 grams of cocaine, 3.5 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to a narcotics agent.

Locklear and Allen are each charged with possession with intent to sell or distribute cocaine, possession with intent to sell or distribute marijuana, maintaining a drug vehicle, conspiracy to sell or deliver cocaine, conspiracy to sell or deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the agent.

Locklear, who lives on Kildeere Lane, was placed in the Robeson County Detention Center under a $200,000 bond. Locklear spent nearly three years in jail after he was convicted on charges of breaking and entering, larceny and second-degree burglary.

Allen, who lives on West Carthage Road, is being held under a $50,000 bond.