Drugs stashed behind car tire

Published 8:40 pm Wednesday, April 3, 2013

Marquis Davis, Marvin Collins Jr.

Marquis Davis, Marvin Collins Jr.


A report of someone “yelling in a field” sent Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office deputies to a field off Magnolia School Road last week, where they found two cars, numerous people and some drugs, according to press release from the sheriff’s office.

“They were in the cars when the deputy drove up, then one person got out when the deputies approached,” said Maj. Kenneth Watson, spokesman for the sheriff’s office.

When deputies approached, they also smelled marijuana, said a press release from the sheriff’s office. A search of the vehicles, and the people, turned up the drugs.

Cpl. Brad Cumston arrested Marvin Collins Jr., 16, of Fox Cross Road, Snow Hill. Marquis Davis, 19, of Sandy Ridge Road, Washington, was cited at the scene for misdemeanor possession of marijuana, for a joint found in the glove compartment of one of the vehicles, the release said.

Investigators say that the one person who got out of the car, Collins, was the one who ditched a plastic sandwich bag filled with 10 smaller bags of marijuana behind a car tire.

“He got out of the vehicle and walked to that area,” Watson said.

Collins was taken to the Magistrate’s Office and charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. He was held at the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $3,500 secured bond.