Wednesday 19 Jun 2019

Traffic Stops Lead To Pot Arrests

Rodney Furquan Atkinson

Goldsboro Police make a pair of pot-dealing arrests during traffic stops.

Officers with the Goldsboro Police Department stopped a vehicle for a window tint violation near the corner of Jefferson Avenue and Royall Ave around 7:20 PM on Friday. During a search of the vehicle, officers reportedly found drugs, drug paraphernalia and U.S. currency.  36-year-old Rodney F. Atkinson of Goldsboro was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Sell or Distribute Marijuana and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He was given a $1,000 secured bond.

Dearron Dequan Strickland

Around 3 PM on Sunday, Goldsboro P.D. officers conducted an investigatory traffic stop on the 500 block of E. Elm Street. The tag on the vehicle was reported as lost or stolen by the DMV.  Officers report smelling a strong odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle.  During a search, 13 grams of pot, a digital scale and $1,410 were found. The driver, 25-year-old Dearron D. Strickland of Goldsboro, was arrested for Possession with Intent to Sell or Distribute Marijuana.  His bond was set at $700 secured.


  1. ugh says:

    Stop wasting police time and resources on marijuana charges!!!

  2. kialboots says:

    Look, it’s Furquan Dequan ..

  3. wheezer says:

    How much bond was the U.S. currency given?
    Or will that be staying with the Goldsboro police department?


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