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Traffic stop leads to drug arrest



Traffic stop leads to drug arrest

May 7, 2024 Andrew Stevens

On May 2, members of the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office DWI Task Force conducted a traffic stop for a Chapter 20 violation.

After the traffic stop, a K9 was called to assist. After a positive K9 alert regarding the odor of narcotics, a probable cause search was conducted on the vehicle.

After the search, Melissa Rochelle Crawford, 54, of Hampstead, was found in possession of a large quantity of illegal narcotics and drug paraphernalia inside her vehicle.

Crawford was charged with trafficking and transportation of Level I methamphetamine, trafficking in Level I methamphetamine, felony possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and of simple possession of Sch. IV.

Crawford was placed in the Wayne County Jail under a $150,000 secured bond.

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