Statesville man arrested with marijuana wax

Published 3:29 pm Friday, May 5, 2023

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A Statesville man faces drug charges after a traffic stop on US 64 West on May 4.

Davie Sheriff’s Office deputies attempted to stop a white 2020 Hyundai Elantra on I-40 for a traffic violation, but the vehicle continued traveling and exited on US 64 West and before stopping at Wilsons Farm Lane, reported Chief Deputy Brian Jacobs.

“Deputies developed probable cause and located a firearm under the driver’s seat and marijuana, marijuana wax, and drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle,” he said.

The 9mm handgun did not have a serial number and also had a loaded extended magazine inside the gun.

The driver, Gavyn Elyjah Alexander, of 2865 Newton Drive, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, felony maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, possession of firearm by a felon, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken into cudsoty in lieu of a $8,500 bond and was placed in Davie County Detention Center.

Further investigation will be conducted on the firearm, Jacobs reported.