On May 25, 2023, at approximately 7:00 pm, Deputies working the A-District responded to a traffic crash at the Wright Memorial Bridge in Kitty Hawk.
While at the scene a K-9 was deployed on the vehicles involved. The K-9 alerted to the presence of an illegal substance on one of the vehicles and it was searched. During the search an amount of adderall, xanax, dextroamphetamine, and marijuana were located and seized. The driver of that vehicle provided false information to the Deputies and was arrested.
The driver was identified as Precious Ella McDowell, 25, of Jarvisburg, North Carolina, and she was charged with (F) Identity Theft, (F) Possession of Schedule II Controlled Substance, (M) Possession of a Schedule II, IV, VI Controlled Substance, (M) Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia, (M) Resist/Delay/Obstruct and (M) Fictitious Information to an Officer. McDowell was given a $59,000 secured bond. NC SHP assisted in this incident.