Traffic Stop Leads to Drug Bust in Cedar Bluff

According to Cedar Bluff Police Chief Jeremy Stepps, Police Officers with the Cedar Bluff Department stopped a 2023 Freightliner for a number of traffic violations on Tuesday. During the stop officers developed probable cause to search the vehicle.

Inside of that vehicle they soon located 56 individual packages of a white powdery substance that later field tested positive for Cocaine. That driver – 37-year-old Pero Markis of Newark, Delaware – was placed under arrest for Trafficking Cocaine – he was then taken to the Cherokee County Detention Center.

During the booking process, Markis was found to have more narcotics on his person and he currently faces charges including Trafficking Cocaine, the Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Promoting Prison Contraband 2nd Degree, as well as Possession of a Controlled Substance.

Chief Stepps said Cedar Bluff Police Officers continue to work hard every day to keep drugs off of the streets and out of the hands of our children.

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