Drug suspect surrenders to Fairmont police

By: Staff Report

FAIRMONT — The man wanted by Fairmont police after drugs were recovered from a vehicle abandoned after a driver tried to avoid a traffic checkpoint has surrendered.

Tyquan Carmichael, 25, of Lake View, South Carolina, turned himself in to the Fairmont Police Department about 10 p.m. Thursday, Chief Jon Edwards said. He was charged with trafficking in heroin by possession, trafficking in heroin by transport, possession with intent to sale and deliver a controlled substance, felony speeding to elude arrest, misdemeanor possession of marijuana, hit and run with property damage, and driving while license is revoked.

Carmichael was jailed at the Robeson County Detention Center under a $30,000 bond. His first court appearance was scheduled for today.

Fairmont police officers found 103 individual packages of heroin and a small amount of marijuana in the vehicle that crashed into the parking lot of L&M Convenient Mart and Grill in Fairmont when the driver sped away Wednesday evening trying to avoid the checkpoint. The driver ran from the vehicle and eluded officers.

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Staff Report