LENOIR, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) — A Morganton man is facing charges after investigators said they seized over 100 grams of cocaine during a traffic stop in Lenoir, according to the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.
Deputies said they pulled over Daniel Jerod Perkins, 35, near Hartland Road in Lenoir around 9 a.m. Wednesday.
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During the traffic stop, a police K-9 alerted to the smell of narcotics from inside the man’s vehicle. Deputies searched the vehicle and found around 106 grams of cocaine, the sheriff’s office said.
Investigators also seized $1,200 in cash and Perkins’ 2008 Cadillac Escalade.
The drugs seized are estimated to be worth $21,200, according to the N.C. State Drug Guidelines.
The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said it encourages anyone with information about the sale of illegal drugs to contact law enforcement.