K9 officer helps deputies find large amount of drugs in early Monday traffic stop

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NEW BERN, N.C. (WLOS) — An early Monday morning traffic stop led to two arrests and the seizure of a large amount of drugs, thanks to a Craven County K9 officer.

Deputies pulled the car over for a traffic violation at about 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. 70 Highway West and Country Club Road; during the stop, they say K9 Stihl alerted deputies to narcotics in the vehicle.

Deputies pulled the car over for a traffic violation at about 2:30 a.m. near the intersection of U.S. 70 Highway West and Country Club Road; during the stop, they say K9 Stihl alerted deputies to narcotics in the vehicle.

In a search, deputies discovered oxycodone pills, clonazepam pills, about five pounds of marijuana and other items consistent with drug sales.

Patrick Edwards, 26, of New Bern is charged with the following:

Felony possession with intent manufacture/sell/deliver schedule II controlled substance, felony possession with intent manufacture/sell/deliver schedule IV controlled substance, felony possession with intent sell/deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Jacob Swinson, 19, of Maple Hill is charged with the following:

Felony maintaining vehicle for selling narcotics, simple possession schedule II controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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