Investigators with the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office arrested a man last week on drug charges.
Deputies arrested John David Acevado-Alegria, 20, of the 100 block of Nevada Street in Raeford on felony charges of possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for controlled substance, misdemeanor charges of resisting a public officer and a traffic citation of driving left of center.
Deputies with the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office were patrolling in the area of Highway 20 when they conducted a traffic stop for a violation. During the traffic stop, a police dog conducted a free air sniff of the vehicle and gave a positive alert for the presence of narcotics. Deputies conducted a probable cause search of the vehicle and located 2.2 pounds of marijuana, and U.S. money.
Officers later transported the suspect to the Hoke County Detention Center on the above charges. He received a $3,000 secured bond.