Easter grass was not the only kind found on Easter Sunday in Pinehurst
According to Pinehurst Police Chief Fred R. Hanauer III, Easter grass was not the only kind found on Easter Sunday in Pinehurst.
On 4-16-2017 at about 11:07am, Officer Kevin Norton was working a criminal interdiction assignment in the City of Pinehurst and conducted a traffic stop in the area of E. Martin St. and Strickland Dr. The Officer conducted a probable cause search and located a quantity of a substance believed to be Marihuana. The driver was arrested and the Officer conducted a subsequent vehicle inventory. The Officer located two handguns, one of which had been reported stolen, and other contraband including an amount of U.S. currency. The driver, Dreshun Tyre Joseph, a 23 year-old black male who lists an Orange address, was transported to the Orange County Jail on several charges including Theft of a firearm, possession of Marihuana and possession of Drug Paraphernalia. If convicted, Joseph faces up to 2 years in a State Jail and a $10,000 fine.
The case is related to ongoing illegal drug distribution cases being investigated by the Orange County Precinct 2 Constable David Cagle and the Pinehurst Police Department. The joint operation is an example of agencies working together to help achieve common goals in combating the distribution of illegal drugs.