FORT ANN -- A North Carolina man was jailed early Tuesday after he was pulled over for speeding on Route 149 and found to possess narcotics, police said.

Edwin Castro, 35, of Selma, N.C., was arrested after an 11:35 p.m. traffic stop by troopers from the Granville station, according to State Police.

He was found to possess 125 hydrocodone prescription painkiller pills without a prescription, police said.

Castro was charged with third-degree criminal possession of a controlled substance, a felony, and ticketed for speeding, State Police said. He was sent to Washington County Jail for lack of bail.

Two passengers in the vehicle, Alex C. Coronado, 33, of Selma, N.C., and Dustin L. Weaver, 22, of Kill Devil Hills, N.C., were each charged with unlawful possession of marijuana, a non-criminal violation, police said. Both were released pending prosecution in Fort Ann Town Court.

Trooper James Dewar made the arrest.

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Are the laws so much tougher in NC that they have to come to NY to commit crimes? They must have heard about our lax justice system!


Nice bust..Thank you for a job well done.


Absolutely. We all know only Rush Limburger is allowed to pack that many opiates!


@listen2me - They were probably on their way to Vermont. The grass is greener over there.

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