On Tuesday, August 15, 2017 at 7:30 P.M. Officer J. Lockett of the Pinehurst Police Department conducted a traffic stop in the 2500 block of Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in Pinehurst.
The driver was identified as Leonard Earl Antwine Jr., a 21 year-old black male. The passenger was identified as Deion Wallace, a 19 year-old black male. Both list addresses in Orange, Officer Lockett smelled the distinct odor of marijuana emanating from the vehicle and observed a gun box in plain view on the back seat of the vehicle.
Officer Lockett subsequently conducted a search of the vehicle and occupants. The search revealed a Glock Model 19 semi-automatic handgun with a fully loaded 30 round magazine, a Taurus semi-automatic handgun and an amount of what appeared to be marijuana packaged for distribution.Both subjects were placed under arrest for Unlawfully carrying a Weapon and Possession of Marijuana. Antwine was also charged with operating a vehicle with no drivers license. Both were transported to the jail for booking.Antwine received a $2500 bond for the possession charge and $2500 for the Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon Charge and a $500 bond for the traffic offense.Wallace received a $1500 bond for the possession charge and $2500 for the Unlawfully Carrying a Weapon Charge.If convicted they each face up to 18 months in jail and a $6000 fine.