Crack, cursing lead to jail

Zakia Pierre and Christopher Scott Deans (CCSO photos)
Zakia Pierre and Christopher Scott Deans (CCSO photos)

Poor driving and poor choice of words led to a narcotics and a disorderly conduct arrest in Whiteville Jan. 14.

Christopher Scott Deans, 25, of 543 Old Farm Rd., Whiteville, was held under a $50,500 secured bond on charges of possession with intent to sell and deliver crack cocaine, maintaining a vehicle for drug activities, paraphernalia and driving while license revoked. 

The sheriff’s office reported that deputies were patrolling the Ward Street area in Whiteville as due to the recent shooting that shut down Central Middle School. Detectives were driving down the narrow, three-block street when Deans allegedly crossed the centerline and nearly struck the cruiser head-on.

“The detectives were familiar with Deans and knew his license was suspended,” CCSO Spokeswoman Michele Tatum said.

The officers followed Deans to the Happy Mart, where he exited the vehicle. As he came back outside, Tatum said, Deans was arrested and his vehicle was secured.

A bag containing a substance that appeared to be crack cocaine was visible in the vehicle. Inside the car, detectives found powdered cocaine, crack, paraphernalia and packaging materials.

While the vehicle was being processed. Zakia Myriah Pierre arrived on the scene, Tatum said. Pierre told detectives she was the owner of the vehicle.

“She yelled profanities at the detectives,” according to a press release from the sheriff’s office, and called 911 “multiple times”  before she was taken into custody.

Pierre,32, was charged with using profane language on a highway, disorderly conduct, and resisting, delaying and obstructing an officer. She was released on a $1,500 secured bond. Her address was listed as 109 Covey Run, Whiteville.

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Jefferson Weaver is the Managing Editor of Columbus County News and he can be reached at (910) 914-6056, (910) 632-4965, or by email at [email protected].