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Man Arrested With Three Pounds Of Pot At Morganton Checking Station
Gelane Dashar Dula
Courtesy of Burke County P2C website

Man Arrested With Three Pounds Of Pot At Morganton Checking Station

23-year-old Gelane Dashar Dula of South Lail Avenue in Morganton was arrested Thursday (May 27) by Morganton Public Safety Officers. He’s charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver schedule VI controlled substance.

Thursday at approximately 10:30 p.m., Morganton Public Safety officers were conducting a checking station on Sanford Drive when a vehicle pulled up that emitted an odor of marijuana from inside. An officer motioned for the driver to pull off the roadway for further investigation.

After speaking with the driver, Gelane Dula, police discovered that there was a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle. Dula was asked to step outside while officers conducted a more thorough search. During that search, more than three pounds of marijuana was reportedly found, in addition to individual baggies for resale and other paraphernalia.

Photo of drugs seized Thursday courtesy of Morganton Department of Public Safety

Dula was arrested and charged. He was jailed under a $5,000 secured bond. Dula is no longer listed as an inmate in Burke County. A District Court appearance was scheduled today (May 28).