Salisbury man arrested for trafficking opium

Wayne Lee Morrison II

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.

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