New Bern man arrested on drug charges

Markeith Copper (Craven County Sheriff's Office photos)

New Bern Police announced the arrest of a man after a traffic stop led to an arrest for drugs.

Markeith Dayvon Copper, 22, of New Bern, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sale and deliver marijuana. He was jailed under a $6,000 bond. He made his first court appearance Friday.

Police and the Coastal Narcotics Enforcement Team were called to Morning Star Drive in Colonial Mobile Home Park. During the stop of Copper's vehicle, they recovered a pound of marijuana, prescription medication, a gun and $613.

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