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Police: Felon caught with cocaine, pot, handgun

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STANTONSBURG — Police say cocaine, marijuana and a concealed handgun were found in a convicted felon’s car Monday.

K-9 Officer Terry Williams Jr. stopped a car driven by 33-year-old Okeith J. Parker of Snow Hill on N.C. 58 near Commercial Avenue Extension for a registration violation. Williams smelled alcohol and marijuana when he approached the driver, Stantonsburg Police Chief Orlando Rosario said.

Williams asked Parker for his license and Parker allegedly replied that his license was invalid.

Police searched the car and found a handgun along with cocaine and marijuana in small bags, Rosario said.

Parker was arrested on charges of driving while license revoked, possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle to store a controlled substance, carrying a concealed gun and possession of a firearm by a felon.

Police said Parker was booked into the Wilson County Detention Center under a $15,000 secured bond.

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