Whiteville man arrested in Bladen County on drug, weapon charges


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ELIZABETHTOWN — Bladen County Sheriff Jim McVicker said deputies with his office set up a license checking station on Chicken Foot Road in the Tobymory community on Wednesday afternoon and, in just a few short minutes, made an arrest of an individual with a pound of marijuana and a concealed weapon.

“My deputies set up a license checking station Wednesday afternoon and one of the first cars to pass through had a strong odor of marijuana coming from it,” McVicker said. “Deputies then had the driver pull to the shoulder of the road and did a search of the vehicle. This is when they found a pound of marijuana packaged for resale, $394 in U.S. currency and a .38 caliber handgun.”

Arrested was Jeffrey Tyler Crawford, 24, of Whiteville, who was charged with one count of carrying a concealed weapon, one count of possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, and one count of manufacturing marijuana.

Crawford was placed in the Bladen County Jail under a $10,500 secured bond.

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