Aurora men face drug charges after brief police chase
Published 6:18 pm Monday, July 22, 2019
AURORA — A traffic stop in Aurora last week ended with felony drug arrests after a mile-and-a-half long police pursuit. Two Aurora men were charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and heroin, among other charges.
Robert Blount, 29, of South Seventh Street in Aurora, was charged with driving without a license, misdemeanor flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle, providing fictitious information to an officer, possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine and possession of marijuana.
His passenger, Jayvion Wright, 23, of Middle Road in Aurora, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to a press release from the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office, at around 3 p.m. last Tuesday, investigators saw Blount driving a vehicle with Wright as his passenger, and investigators were aware Blount did not have a license and attempted to pull him over. Blount led deputies for about a mile and a half down Spring Creek Road before stopping, the release stated.
“He was all over the road,” said BCSO Drug Unit Lt. Russell Davenport. “There’s a felony elude arrest and a misdemeanor elude arrest. He’s charged with a misdemeanor elude arrest because he didn’t exceed 15 miles per hour over the speed limit, he didn’t cause any damage to cars or run other people off the road and he wasn’t in a school zone. Those things start getting enhanced when you chase a car.”
According to the press release, once the vehicle stopped, three bags of drugs were thrown from the passenger side window, one containing 3.5 grams of heroin, another containing 2.8 grams of cocaine and a third containing marijuana. Inside the vehicle, investigators found a plastic snorting straw in the passenger side of the vehicle, the release stated.
Davenport said the intent to sell and deliver charges were because these are not considered user amounts of these particular drugs. Blount was charged with providing fictitious information to an officer because he allegedly gave a fake name at the time of his arrest.
“We’ve been working cases on Robert Blount for selling cocaine and heroin, but we hadn’t arrested him yet,” Davenport said. “Beaufort County is very large of course, and for the past two weeks, we’ve been kind of concentrating on the Aurora/Blounts Creek area, where we’ve been receiving complaints from concerned citizens. When citizens call us with complaints, a lot of time they don’t see us, but we do go down into the area and start working complaints. That’s what this is the result of.”
Blount and Wright were both confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bonds.