Checkpoint leads to drug arrest in Tyrrell County

COLUMBIA, N.C. (WNCT) – The Tyrrell County Sheriff’s Office says a checkpoint leads to a drug arrest. 

The Sheriff’s Office says deputies arrested Porfiro Linares during a checkpoint on U.S. 64 in Columbia on Saturday.

Deputies seized 10.3 grams of cocaine, marijuana, and $1,314 in cash from the 31-year-old’s car.

Linares faces several charges including possession with intent to sell cocaine. He was taken to the Dare County Detention Center and given a $11,000 bond.


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