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Traffic stop leads to drug trafficking charges
North Carolina man arrested for possession of methamphetamine
Sean Thomas Gustin
Sean Thomas Gustin.

A North Carolina man was arrested this weekend after a traffic stop and charged with trafficking methamphetamine, among other charges.

Sean Thomas Gustin, 37, of Newton, N.C. was arrested Nov. 10 after originally being stopped for a traffic violation.

Upon further investigation, Gustin was charged with several criminal offenses.

He is charged with three counts of possession of a controlled substance, all felony charges, one count of trafficking in methamphetamine, a felony charge, one count of possession of drug related objects, a misdemeanor, and one count of failure to maintain lane, also a misdemeanor.

According to Sheriff Jeff Johnson, Gustin is accused of knowingly and willingly possessing objects which are commonly associated with consuming illegal drugs (glass smoking pipes and digital scales), possessing over 28 grams of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine and possessing two pills which were identified as amphetamine and several pills believed to be ecstasy.

Gustin is currently being held without bail at the Dawson County Detention Center.

Johnson said he is proud of the efforts and dedication of the law enforcement professionals involved in the case.

“As our county continues to grow and change, it is paramount that we prioritize the focus on illegal drugs and drug abuse in our community,” Johnson said. “We truly believe that sound, aggressive drug enforcement will reduce the occurrences of other crimes.”


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Investigators seized over 28 grams of a crystal-like substance believed to be methamphetamine as well as smoking pipes, digital scales and several pills believed to be ecstasy from a North Carolina man during a traffic stop Nov. 10. - photo by For the Dawson County News