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North Carolina Correctional Officer Kenderick Antonio Womble and 1 other person face multiple drug possession charges after finding more than 5 pounds of cocaine

LEE COUNTY, North Carolina (WTVD) — A North Carolina corrections officer is facing multiple drug possession charges after officers found more than two pounds of cocaine in his vehicle.

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office said Tuesday that officers conducted a traffic stop on a vehicle just after 8 a.m. on U.S. 1 near Deep River Road. The driver, 52-year-old Kenderick Antonio Womble, identified himself to officers as an employee of the N.C. Department of Adult Corrections.

According to Sheriff Brian Estes, during the stop, officers found 2.2 pounds of cocaine along with a firearm and a badge during a search of Womble’s vehicle. He was subsequently detained and officers applied for a search warrant for Womble’s home, which is located in Sanford.

Authorities said another man, Gregory Wayne Baker, was found inside the home during a search. Deputies said they also found 3.3 pounds of cocaine, several firearms and $13,000 in cash during the search.

Police said Baker was arrested and charged with trafficking cocaine by possession, possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of selling a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Womble was charged with three counts of trafficking in cocaine, two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of selling a controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of selling a controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia and speeding.

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