Crime & Courts

Rowan men arrested after struggle with officers

A Rowan County man faces multiple drug charges after being arrested following a traffic stop last weekend, according to the sheriff’s office.

Matthew Walter Robinson, 28, of Rockwell, was taken into custody Saturday in the 300 block of Pop Stirewalt Road, south of Salisbury near Granite Quarry.

Agents from the sheriff’s office said they stopped a blue Ford Ranger pickup truck and said the driver, Robinson, and a passenger quickly got out of the vehicle and began walking away. Deputies said Robinson and the passenger struggled with deputies and were put in handcuffs.

Investigators said they found 6 grams of crystal methamphetamine, plastic baggies, digital scales, 1 gram of heroin and used syringes in the truck. Robinson was charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine; possession of heroin; possession of a controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia, and driving while license revoked.

The passenger was charged with a misdemeanor.