An Indian Trail man who served time for bank robbery and providing false information to the FBI was arrested along with his wife after drugs and a handgun were found in their car during a traffic stop this week.
Shabazz Emmanuel McCarthan, 30, was charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, possession of marijuana, possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by a felon. He was jailed on $100,000 bail.
His wife, Devon Brittany McCarthan, 25, was charged with the same drug offenses as her husband. She was jailed on $20,000 bail.
Shabazz McCarthan was released from federal custody in August and was on three years of supervised release. His supervision was transferred from New Jersey to North Carolina.
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During this week’s traffic stop near Indian Trail, Union County sheriff’s deputies seized 14 grams of powder cocaine, several ounces of marijuana, less than a gram of hash and the handgun, Sheriff Eddie Cathey said.