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WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – A man is facing drug charges after crashing his car.
According to authorities with the Wilmington Police Department, officials responded to a report of an impaired driver Monday night in the area of Corning Incorporated, near N. College Road.
When they arrived on scene, officers learned that Jason Alan Mathena, 28, struck a power pole after driving erratically.
Officers noticed a strong smell of marijuana coming from Mathena’s vehicle and proceeded to search it, finding a large amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and Valium.
Mathena was booked at the New Hanover County Jail under a $6,000 bond, and has been charged with felony possession of marijuana, driving without an operator’s license, possession of schedule IV, and driving while impaired.
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