Traffic Stop Nets One, Second at Large

Traffic Stop Nets One, Second at Large

Officers from the Goldsboro Police Department’s Housing Unit and Selective Enforcement Unit encountered a suspicious vehicle in the 1000 block of Lincoln Drive, in the Lincoln Homes Housing Development Saturday afternoon.

Upon the approach of the vehicle, the driver exited and fled on foot. Officers made contact with a 17-year-old juvenile in the backseat area of the vehicle.

During a probable cause search of the vehicle, approximately 197 grams of marijuana, 48 dosage units of MDMA, drug paraphernalia, and two Glock handguns were located. One of the Glock handguns was reported stolen from High Point, North Carolina. The second Glock handgun was equipped with an auto-sear or “switch.”  An auto-sear mechanism is a device that converts Glock handguns into fully-automatic weapons.

The 17-year-old occupant of the vehicle was taken into custody and charged with Possession of a Weapon of Mass Destruction (F), Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana (F), Possession of a Handgun by Minor (M), and Carrying a Concealed Gun (M) through the juvenile court system.

Warrants were secured on Joshua Elijah Strickland for Possession of a Weapon of Mass Destruction (F), Possession of a Stolen Firearm (F), Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana (F), Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver MDMA (F), and Maintaining a Vehicle for the Sale of Narcotics (F).

As of July 31, the warrants on Joshua Strickland have not been served.

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