No headlights lead to drug bust

Published 6:31 pm Thursday, May 30, 2013

Catara Topping

Catara Topping

A routine traffic stop turned into a drug bust in Belhaven last week.

According to a press release from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, it was near midnight when Deputy Zach Martin saw a vehicle operating with no headlights on Pantego Street. Martin stopped the vehicle and smelled marijuana coming from its interior, said the release.

With the assistance of Belhaven police officer, a diaper bag containing 10 small bags of marijuana and a digital scale was found during a search of the car, the release said.

Martin arrest Catara Toykata Topping, 21, of Sandy Ridge Road, Washington. He was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Topping was detain at the Beaufort County jail under a $5,000 secured bond.