Woman faces drug charges after vehicle is clocked at 90 mph

By on April 10, 2018

An Elizabeth City woman was jailed Sunday on drug and reckless driving charges after a Tyrrell County deputy stopped a vehicle clocked at 90 mph in a 55 mph zone on U.S. 64 near Columbia.

Sheriff Darryl Liverman said in an e-mail that the deputy searched the vehicle after detecting what smelled like marijuana smoke.

The search turned up 11.3 grams of marijuana, 5.0 grams of powder cocaine and 2.1 grams of crack cocaine, Liverman said. The powder cocaine was in 16 baggies and the crack cocaine in seven baggies, he said.

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Tanisha Brickhouse, 28, was charged with felony possession of cocaine, felony possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, maintaining a vehicle for the sale of a controlled substance, speeding 90 mph in a 55 mph zone, careless and reckless driving, driving while license revoked, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Brickhouse was jailed in the Dare County Detention Center in lieu of $32,000 bond.

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