Elizabeth City woman charged with drug violations in Tyrrell

Published 10:57 am Tuesday, April 24, 2018

An Elizabeth City woman was charged with two felonies and six misdemeanor violations in Tyrrell County on April 8, Sheriff Darryl Liverman reported.

At 9:47 p.m. a Tyrrell County deputy stopped a person for speeding 90 miles per hour in a 55-mph zone on U.S. 64 east of Columbia.

The officer smelled an odor of marijuana coming from the vehicle and as a result conducted a search of the vehicle.

The search yielded 11.3 grams of marijuana, 5.0 grams of powder cocaine in 16 individual baggies, and 2.1 grams of crack cocaine in 7 individual baggies.

The driver of the vehicle, Tanisha Brickhouse, 28, of

Elizabeth City, was charged with felony possession of cocaine, felony possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle for the sale of a controlled substance, speeding 90 mph in a 55 mph zone, careless and reckless driving, driving while license revoked, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Brickhouse was placed in the Dare County Detention Center on a $32,000 secured bond.