Deputies charged a Denver man with cocaine possession following a traffic stop in the eastern end of the county on Tuesday.
Authorities said they stopped the vehicle after noticing a headlight was burned out. The stop occurred around 2 p.m. on N.C. 27, near Asbury Church Road, according to the Sheriffâ€™s Office.
Jonathan Matthew Tucker, 26, of 6691 Denver Heights Circle, had been driving the vehicle.
It wasnâ€™t until after deputies checked out Tucker and another person inside the vehicle, and the two individuals were getting back into the vehicle, that they discovered the cocaine, a report said. The illegal substance was located in a bag on the ground, deputies said.
Tucker was charged with one felony count each of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for a controlled substance. He also faces one misdemeanor charge for driving while his license was suspended or revoked.
Tucker has since been released from the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center on a $10,500 secured bond.