Matthews man arrested for drug possession following traffic stop

MONROE, N.C. – A Matthews man is facing charges after police say they found illegal substances in the suspect’s car during a traffic stop, according to the Monroe Police Department.

At approximately 1:42 p.m. on Sunday, May 5, officers stopped Zachary Cobb for an expired license plate.

Police said Cobb, 26, was in possession of a handgun and a THC pen.

Officers initiated a search of Cobb’s vehicle and said he illegally possessed prescription narcotics, including oxycodone, gabapentin, clonazepam, alprazolam, zolpidem and eszopiclone. Crack cocaine and drug paraphernalia were also found in the vehicle.

Police also found a small safe in the vehicle. After obtaining a search warrant, officers opened the safe and said they found a baggie containing suspected fentanyl, THC wax and other drug paraphernalia.

Cobb was arrested and charged with the following:

  • Simple possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance
  • Possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia