On February 27,2022, at approximately 1:20 am, Deputies working the C-District conducted a traffic stop in the area of Rocky Rollinson Rd and NC 12, Buxton, NC. During the stop the Deputies could smell marijuana coming from inside the vehicle. A search of the vehicle yielded a trafficking amount of Cocaine and an amount of Marijuana. Genevieve Price Wittpenn, F/20, Alexandria, VA, was arrested and charged with (F) Trafficking Cocaine by Possession, (F) PWISD Cocaine, (F) Possession of Marijuana, (F) PWISD Marijuana and (F) Maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance. Wittpenn was released on a $40,000 secured bond.
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