Suspect hid meth under passenger seat during I-40 traffic stop
By WNCN Staff
MORRISVILLE, N.C. -
A man arrested during a routine
traffic stop on Interstate 40 in Morrisville has been charged with unlawfully transporting
354 grams of methamphetamine.
Michael David Edwards, 29, of Durham,
was stopped between Aviation Parkway and Airport Boulevard Wednesday, June 19
around 11 a.m. by a highway patrol trooper.
Edwards was charged with being
a fugitive from justice and possessing drug paraphernalia. He was wanted in Tennessee for promoting, producing and
During the stop, the trooper
discovered a liquid substance which was believed to be hazardous. The SBI said
the liquid was not meth, but some items have been submitted to the State Crime
Lab for analysis.
According to a warrant issued
Thursday, June 27, Edwards hid the meth under the passenger seat of his
Edwards remains in jail under a
$750, 000 secured bond.