Polk stops over 2k pills from reaching college campus WCU student out on $100k bond

Published 10:02 pm Thursday, July 3, 2014

Western Carolina University will be short a large delivery of narcotics this weekend after the Polk County Sheriff’s Office arrested a student transporting more than 2,500 dosage units, including Ecstasy, LSD, marijuana, amphetamine salts and Adderall, according to sheriff reports.
On Tuesday, July 1, officers stopped a vehicle travelling from South Carolina along I-26 for not having a tag. Investigators say the suspect acted nervous so a K-9 officer was called to the scene. The suspect gave consent to search the vehicle, investigators said, and officers found approximately 2,485 dosages of MDMA (Ecstasy), 102 dosages of LSD/acid, marijuana wax, marijuana, amphetamine salt tablets and 15 Adderall pills.
Alexander Samson, 23, of Mooresville, was arrested and charged with felony trafficking in MDA/MDMA, felony trafficking in LSD, felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver MDA/MDMA, felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver schedule VI (marijuana) controlled substance, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance, felony possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule I (LSD) controlled substance, two counts of simple possession of schedule II (amphetamine salts) controlled substance, unsealed wine/liquor in passenger area and possession of drug paraphernalia, according to sheriff reports.
Investigators said Samson was on his way to Western Carolina University where he is a student. The sheriff’s office contacted the university to alert officials of the arrest.
Samson is currently out of jail on a $100,000 secured bond.

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