Pair facing drug charges

Published 12:22 am Wednesday, September 21, 2011

On Friday, investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office’s Drug Unit arrested Mark Anthony Cordon, 27, and Jessica Leigh Waters, 26, both of 3985 Kelly Road, Bath.

Each was charged with Level I trafficking in opium by possession and Level I trafficking in opium by transportation. Cordon and Waters were confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center, each under a $5,000 secured bond.

Their arrests stemmed from investigators conducting a traffic stop on Cordon’s vehicle. Elza, a drug-detecting dog, made a positive alert on the vehicle and a search was conducted. As a result of the search, investigators located marijuana smoking pipes and a plastic baggie containing a prescription pain medication.

Mark Anthony Cordon

Jessica Leigh Waters