Sheriff: Man shows up to traffic court high on pot

BISHOPVILLE, SC (WIS) – A North Carolina man who went to court for a traffic ticket ended up in jail on drug charges.

Lee County Sheriff Daniel Simon said Carloes Locklear, 31, approached a deputy in the courtroom to ask a question about a citation he was there to face. Simon said the deputy noticed a strong odor of marijuana coming from Locklear's clothes, and asked him if he had been smoking before coming into court.

The deputy said Locklear told him he had just finished smoking some marijuana in his car before coming inside to help calm his nerves. The deputy then searched Locklear, and Simon said he found a small baggie with a white colored rock inside which they believe is crack cocaine.

Simon said deputies searched Locklear's car and found what they believe is more crack cocaine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. According to the incident report, Locklear admitted that all the items found in the car were his.

Locklear is now facing charges of possession with the intent to distribute crack cocaine and possession of cocaine.

Locklear was granted a $10,000 bond, but is still in the Sumter-Lee Regional Detention Center.

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