Morganton repeat traffic offender charged with drug offenses
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Morganton repeat traffic offender charged with drug offenses

Source: Morganton Public Safety

MORGANTON, N.C. (QUEEN CITY NEWS) – A man has been charged with five drug-related offenses, according to Morganton Public Safety officials.

At approximately 12:20 p.m. on Monday, June 10, officers stopped 42-year-old Emanuel Devon Rutherford because he was known to be driving with a revoked license.


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After stopping Rutherford for driving with a revoked license, the officer searched the vehicle and found one gram of methamphetamine, 3.7 grams of crack cocaine, small individual plastic bags, a glass pipe used to smoke methamphetamine, and two glass pipes used to smoke crack cocaine.

Officials say Rutherford also had two outstanding warrants for driving on a revoked license. He was placed on a $27,500 secured bond and additionally charged with:

  • Possession with intent to produce, sell or deliver methamphetamine
  • Possession with intent to produce, sell or supply cocaine
  • Maintaining a drug transport vehicle
  • Possession of methamphetamine
  • Possession of crack cocaine
  • Possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Driving after having your driving license revoked

In total, Rutherford was cited more than 10 times for driving with a revoked license. Other previous charges include possession of a Schedule VI substance, possession of stolen goods, assault on a female and assault by strangulation.

Rutherford set a trial date for June 14.