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Traffic Stop Leads to Drug, Weapons Charges

The stop also spelled trouble for his passenger, a Pittsboro man, who was arrested for carrying a concealed weapon.

Chapel Hill police arrested Louis Eugene Webb Jr, 19, of 106 N. Elliott Road, A-9, at 12:25 a.m. after conducting a traffic stop.

Webb was charged with one felony count of possession with intent to sell and distribute marijuana and one misdemeanor count of drug paraphernalia, reports state.

Chapel Hill police stopped Webb, who was driving a 1982 tan Grand Mercury, at Legion Road and Turnberry Circle early Thursday morning.

Webb was stopped because a police officer noticed that one of his headlights was out and his registration was expired, said Jane Cousins, spokeswoman for the Chapel Hill police.

After stopping the vehicle, Webb consented to a search and officers located 99.2 grams of marijuana, reports state.

Also during the traffic stop, Chapel Hill police questioned the passenger, Tormario Dashawn Jordan, 21, of 32 South Oak Ave. in Pittsboro.

Jordan was arrested at 12:43 a.m. and charged with carrying a concealed weapon, reports state.

"When they got Jordan out of the car he was asked if he had any weapons, and he showed them the gun," Cousins said.

Jordan had a 9 mm gun in his waistband, Cousins said.

While searching Webb during the traffic stop, Chapel Hill police obtained permission to search Webb's room, Cousins said.

"(Webb) consented to search of his room at his mother's apartment pursuant to the arrest," Cousins said. "That's where (officers) found the AK-47."

In Webb's room, officers also found 46.5 grams of marijuana seeds, Cousins said. Reports state that Webb was charged with one misdemeanor count for possession of the marijuana seeds.

Webb also was charged with possession of the AK-47 assault rifle, reports state. The degree of that charge was not cited on the police reports.

"(Webb) said the gun was in his room, but he didn't know who it belonged to," Cousins said.

Cousins said police seized both the gun and the marijuana seeds.

Reports state that Webb was released on a written promise to appear in court.

Webb was scheduled to have his first appearance at the Orange County District Court in Hillsborough on Thursday.

Jordan also was released on a written promise to appear in court, reports state.

Jordan is scheduled to appear in Orange County District Court in Hillsborough on May 13.

The case has been closed and cleared by arrest.

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