ELIZABETHTOWN, North Carolina — A Fayetteville man who led a state trooper on a short vehicle chase after a traffic stop Wednesday is charged with possession of marijuana, according to the Bladen County Sheriff's Office.
Demetrius Sherell Rayshan Gamble, 25, of the 5300 block of Morganton Road, was driving 102 mph near N.C. 20 and N.C. 87 at Tar Heel just before 2 p.m. when he was stopped by N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Jason Weissinger, a news release said.
As Weissinger approached Gamble's vehicle, Gamble drove away. A short chase ensued until Gamble's vehicle ran out of gas, according to the news release.
Gamble was charged with driving while license revoked, failure to wear a seat belt, speeding at 102 mph in a 55-mph zone, reckless driving, and fleeing to elude arrest.
During a search of the vehicle, Weissinger found a red backpack containing about 298 grams of marijuana along with drug paraphernalia, the release said.
Weissinger requested assistance from the Bladen County Sheriff's Office.
Gamble was charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana.
Gamble was held at the Bladen County Detention Center with bail set at $39,000.
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