A Statesville man is in custody on drug charges after fleeing during a traffic stop, according to a report from the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office.
Fredrick Lamont McCorkle, 39, was arrested Saturday and charged with felony possession of a schedule II narcotics, fleeing to elude arrest, possession of drug paraphernalia, and five traffic charges.
McCorkle was driving on Charlotte Highway in the Mooresville area around 2:20 p.m. when he passed a vehicle in front of Shepard Elementary School in Mooresville, according to the report.
That section of road is a no-pass zone with a double yellow line, according to the report.
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The driver sped off and threw an item out of the sunroof when deputies attempted to make a traffic stop, the report says.
The chase continued for a short distance, with the driver pulling over at 1460 Charlotte Highway.
Deputies found crack cocaine in McCorkle’s front pocket and cash, according to the report. The amount of cocaine and cash found was not reported. An open container of alcohol and other items also were seized. Bond was set at $12,000.
Karen Sullivan: 704-358-5532, @Sullivan_kms