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Sheriff: Man had marijuana, THC in car

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LOUISBURG — Franklin County Deputies said they charged an Elm City man after finding felony amounts of marijuana and THC isolate in his car last week.

Barrett Tyler Powell, 28, of Overbrook Drive, Elm City, was charged with felony possession of marijuana, felony possession of THC isolate, possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana and maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of selling a controlled substance.

The sheriff’s office’s Community Action Team stopped Powell in his vehicle March 5, according to a press release. The deputies found the drugs in the car, the release said.

Information during the arrest led officers to a storage unit in Wilson, where the found cash and more THC isolates — a refined form of the chemical in marijuana that gives it its high.

Powell was placed in the Franklin County Detention Center under a $60,000 secured bond.

“Our drug enforcement initiatives continue to be focused on finding and arresting individuals that choose to push illegal drugs in our communities,” said Sheriff Kent Winstead in a statement. “We are thankful to our partners outside of Franklin County who assisted us in this case.”

The Franklin County Special Operations Group was assisted by the Wilson Police Department, the Nash County Sheriff’s Office and the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.

The investigation is ongoing and additional charges are expected.