St. Pauls man faces charges in Lee County

By: Staff report

SANFORD — A St. Pauls man is facing drug charges in Lee County after he was stopped on Friday for speeding, according to a Lee County sheriff’s report.

The report said that Jesse Lashon Burden, 22, of 1747 N.C. 20, St. Pauls, was pulled over on the U.S. 421 bypass for speeding and that deputies found approximately 26 grams of marijuana, 4 grams of cocaine, one semi-automatic 9mm pistol containing 12 rounds of ammunition and $4,507 in cash.

Burden was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle for the selling and delivering of drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was placed in the Lee County jail under a $25,000 secured bond.

Staff report