ON 5-27-16, TROUTMAN POLICE OFFICERS CONDUCTED A TRAFFIC STOP ON A VEHICLE FOR UNLAWFULLY TINTED WINDOWS AT OLD MOUNTAIN RD AND BARIUM LN. DURING THE INVESTIGATION, THE DRIVER AND REGISTERED OWNER, AARON UPTON, WAS ALSO FOUND TO HAVE AN OUTSTANDING WARRANT FOR A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE PROTECTION ORDER VIOLATION AND WAS PLACED UNDER ARREST FOR SAME. DURING THE ARREST, PROBABLE CAUSE TO SEARCH THE VEHICLE WAS ESTABLISHED.
THE FRONT PASSENGER, CLAYTON BROYHILL, WAS FOUND TO HAVE A BOOK BAG CONTAINING 27.5 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA, A DIGITAL SCALE, AND PACKAGING MATERIALS. HE WAS ARRESTED FOR POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO SELL/DELIVER MARIJUANA AND POSSESSION OF MARIJUANA PARAPHERNALIA. IN ADDITION TO THE 27.5 GRAMS OF MARIJUANA, A BOTTLE CONTAINING 84 DOSAGE UNITS OF XANAX WAS ALSO LOCATED IN THE VEHICLE ALONG WITH A SMALL BAG OF MARIJUANA.
UPTON WAS CHARGED WITH POSSESSION WITH THE INTENT TO SELL/DELIVER SCHEDULE IV, MAINTAINING A VEHICLE, POSSESSION OF DRUG PARAPHERNALIA, SIMPLE POSSESSION OF VI AND WINDOW TINT VIOLATION. BOTH OFFENDERS WERE TAKEN BEFORE A MAGISTRATE AND WERE GIVEN $10,000 SECURE BOND.
THE TROUTMAN POLICE DEPARTMENT HAS A ZERO TOLERANCE FOR ILLEGAL DRUG USE AND/OR SALES. IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO REPORT DRUG USE AND/OR SALES, YOU CAN DO SO VIA THE TROUTMAN POLICE TIP LINE, 704-528-7610 OPTION 6; IREDELL CRIME STOPPERS; OR VIA THE TROUTMAN POLICE WEBSITE, WWW.TROUTMANNC.GOV/TIPS.
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