Police arrested three people after they were found in possession of methamphetamine, marijuana and hydrocodone during a traffic stop, police report.
Officers arrested and charged Buffi Nair Johnson, 46, of Oscar Hill Road, Newport; Catherine Layla-Marie Clark, 26, of MacDonald Boulevard, Havelock; and Cody James Bell, 28, of Old Winberry Road, Newport.
Police conducted a traffic stop on a silver 2015 Honda Civic around 7:47 p.m. Monday in the Food Lion parking lot at 1809 E. Ash St., according to a Goldsboro Police Department incident report. The report does not indicate who was driving the vehicle.
During the traffic stop, police could see marijuana in plain sight and developed probable cause to search the vehicle, the report said.
During the search, officers found 35 grams of methamphetamines, $300; 2 grams of marijuana, $10; four dosages of hydrocodone, $50; a gun, $100; and plastic baggies, $10, according to the report.
Police arrested all occupants inside the car.
Johnson is charged with one count of trafficking by possession of methamphetamine, one count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Johnson was placed at the Wayne County jail under a $50,000 secured bond.
Clark is charged with one count of possession of methamphetamine and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was booked at the Wayne County jail under a $2,500 secured bond.
Bell is charged with one count of carrying a concealed gun. He was placed at the Wayne County jail under a $2,500 unsecured bond.
Larceny of firearm
An unknown person took a semi-auto handgun and other miscellaneous items after breaking and entering a vehicle Monday morning, police report.
Paris Smith, 42, of Mayra Court, Grifton, told police an unknown person entered the front passenger window of his brown 2004 Honda Odyssey sometime between 1 a.m. and 6:15 a.m. Monday, according to a Goldsboro Police Department incident report. Smith said he left the window partially down overnight, but locked the doors to the van.
The person took one semi-auto handgun, $175; a wallet, which contained a North Carolina ID and personal cards, $50; and two cellphones, $300, according to the report. Police estimate the total value of property taken is $525.
Police received reports of damaged mailboxes in a neighborhood in the northern part of the city Monday morning.
Wilber Jones, 78, of Muriel Street, and Kenneth Allen, 59, of North Jefferson Avenue, filed reports with the police department regarding damaged mailboxes, according to a Goldsboro Police Department incident report. Jones reported his mailbox was damaged sometime between 10 p.m. Sunday and 6 a.m. Monday, and Allen reported his mailbox was damaged sometime between 11 p.m. Sunday and 7:30 a.m. Monday.
Muriel Street and North Jefferson Avenue are in the same neighborhood. Police reported several other mailboxes were damaged between Sunday night and Monday morning.
Obtaining property by false pretense
Goldsboro police are investigating a woman after receiving a report from Union Bank regarding a fraudulent check.
An employee with Union Bank, located at 2406 E. Ash St., told police Sharon Walker, 53, of Central Heights Road, deposited a check for $2,950 on May 17 that the bank later discovered was a fraudulent check, according to a Goldsboro Police Department incident report. The bank closed Walker’s account and an employee contacted her to discuss the fraudulent check on May 22.
Walker told the employee she did not know the check was fake and that she got it from working with an online secret shopping company, according to the report. The check came with paperwork requesting Walker to buy several gift cards and send them back, which she told the employee she did not do.
The employee and Walker worked out a payment plan for Walker to pay back the money over a period of time, the report said. The employee told police Walker never returned to the bank and has not returned any of the bank’s phone calls.