The Ravenswood Police Department recently made a couple significant drug seizures.
On Nov. 2, Ravenswood Officers stopped a Hyundai sedan for defective equipment. As officers began speaking to the driver, Carsheme J. Ruffin, and passenger, Michael J. Flowers, both of Goldsboro, North Carolina, they immediately smelled the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle. When questioned about the odor, Ruffin admitted to smoking marijuana.
Officers subsequently removed Ruffin and Flowers from the vehicle and conducted a vehicle search. When officers searched the trunk they located two large trash bags with approximately 25 pounds of marijuana in vacuum sealed bags.
According to another complaint filed, on Nov. 3, Ravenswood officers stopped a vehicle that was driven by Dwight Woods of Charleston. The complaint states that when officers approached the driver, they could immediately smell marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
Along with Ravenswood Officers, the Jackson County Sheriff’s Office arrived to assist on the traffic stop. A Sheriff’s Deputy began conversing with the driver, which subsequently led to the driver being removed from the vehicle.
Officers then searched the vehicle and found 10 pounds of marijuana vacuum sealed inside.
The combination of the two traffic stops led to the seizure of 35 pounds of marijuana.
Ruffin, Flowers, and Woods were all charged with possession with intent to deliver a controlled substance. Magistrate Pursley set a $75,000 bond for Ruffin and Flowers, and a $60,000 bond on Woods.