Traffic stop by Holly Springs police leads to drug charges against four

rgallagher@observer.comSeptember 4, 2013 

— When a driver failed to dim his headlights for oncoming traffic Saturday night, the resulting traffic stop led to felony drug charges against him and his three passengers.

Officer M.A. Ham stated in a search warrant that when a 2007 Honda Civic driven by David Austin Newbury, 19, of 210 Ballentine Drive in Fuquay-Varina, did not dim its headlights, he stopped the car.

“I could immediately smell an overpowering odor of marijuana coming from inside the vehicle,” Ham wrote.

Two other Holly Springs officers joined him. Dylan Patrick Webb, 19, of Willow Spring and Trenton Edward Tarbutton, 19, of 140 Sterling Oaks Court in Morrisville both ran but were chased and apprehended, the warrant states.

The officers say they found “several bags” of marijuana, hashish and drug paraphernalia in a book bag, as well as $1,501 and a 5-gallon can containing hashish oil.

The three men and Selena Marie Chadeayne, 18, of 8109 White Star Drive in Fuquay-Varina, were charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell, conspiracy to sell or deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Chadeayne, to whose family the car was registered, was charged with maintaining a vehicle as a place to keep or sell drugs. Newbury was charged with driving after consuming alcohol while less than 21 years old, and driving with a revoked license. Tarbutton was charged with resisting an officer.

Webb was charged with resisting, two probation violations and two failures to appear in court on other charges.

On Wednesday, police issued warrants adding charges of manufacturing Schedule VI drugs, which include marijuana and hashish, and felony possession of Schedule VI drugs.

Chadeayne was freed on $20,000 bail. Webb’s bail was set at $148,000 bail, Tarbutton’s at $25,000, and Newbury’s at $22,000.

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