Last updated: January 28. 2014 1:52PM - 6692 Views
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CLARKTON — A Bladen County man was arrested on drug charges just after midnight on Friday after a traffic stop by a Bladen County Sheriff’s deputy.

Chief Deputy Rodney Hester said a deputy who was responded to a disturbance call on Mercer Mill Road just happened to notice a white 2010 Pontiac G6 parked on the side of Salem Pentecostal Church.

“As the deputy approached the vehicle, he could see a white male in the driver’s seat,” Hester said. “While the deputy was speaking with (the man), he noticed that he was attempting to conceal something underneath his thigh.”

The deputy requested that the man get out of his vehicle, and that’s when a bindle of heroin was discovered.

“A search of the vehicle revealed another 23 bindles of heroin in the center console,” Hester said.

Arrested was Matthew McKinley Meggs, 21, of Clarkton. He was charged with trafficking in heroin and maintaining a vehicle to keep heroin.

Meggs was booked into the Bladen County jail, where he remains under a $100,000 secured bond.

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