Salisbury man arrested for trafficking opium

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Wayne Lee Morrison II

SALISBURY, N.C. — Police have arrested a man in connection with trafficking opium following a traffic stop early Wednesday morning.

Officers noticed a vehicle making an abrupt turn onto Deer Brook Drive off of White Farm Road without using a turn signal shortly after midnight.

When officers stopped the vehicle, the driver was identified as Wayne Lee Morrison II, 37, of Salisbury.

Morrison provided consent to search his vehicle and deputies discovered two containers with 94 hydrocodone tablets hidden in a space below the center console.

Morrison was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking more than 28 grams of heroin/opium, one count of possession with intent to sell/deliver a schedule III controlled substance and one count of interfering with a utility meter.

The utility charge dealt with an outstanding warrant issued on Aug. 14, 2013.

Morrison was placed in the Rowan County Detention Center under a $150,500 secured bond.


  • shooter

    lets see here….black woman murders black man….$25,000 bail…white man with tats with less than a months worth of low dose painkillers ….WHAT??????????$150,000 bail,,,,whats wrong with this picture?

    • WeBuiltThisCountry

      Maybe it’s his past criminal history or maybe he has no ties to the county. Magistrates take those things in consideration.

  • mamab

    “don’t judge a book” he is one of the nicest people i know. I know many doctors, lawyers, teachers, nurses, firefighters, etc that have tattoos as well………………does that automatically make them BAD people? Take a look in the mirror people, are you perfect?

    • gotwhathedeserved

      lol he’s a pos he’s my ex bro in law he got what he deserves aftet never paying child support or anything. he’sa pathological liar his nice act is just a joke you’ll get burned in the end

  • Canadian Girl

    How do they know that the hydrocodone is not legally his due to uncontrollable pain? I live with chronic pain and regularly have more than that prescribed at a time…but then again I live in Canada so what do I know?

  • shooter

    in the usa you must carry store and transport only in the labeled pharmacy containers with no more than the labeled number in the container.they can not be mixed even if they are the same pills but from different manufacturers,those little seven day reminder boxes that many older adults put their daily meds in are illegal if controlled drugs are in them……

    • Canadian Girl

      Thanks for answering. When I fly into the States the pills are always in the RX bottle but when I drive, I usually put stuff in a pill organizer. So good to know. I definitely don’t want to be mistaken for a dealer. LOL

  • Someone he owes money too

    Father of the year and now this, roflmao btw I still want my money or that magically invisible bike you promised. People be warned check the work of an artist before you get work done as any one can call them self an artist and open a shop doesn’t make em soo

    Thanks bro made my day

  • Stingray 70

    Don’t judge a man by the way he looks I know him well and u can’t find a better friend or person and sometimes good people make mistakes in life and it’s not our place to judge them that’s gods place . We’re supposed to pray for them and not judge them so think about that before u judge someone you don’t know their story

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