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Taleesha Angel Bryant (Photo: Columbus County Sheriff’s Office)
HALLSBORO, NC (WWAY) – On March 28, 2022, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office conducted a traffic checking station at Hallsboro Road North and White Hall Road, Hallsboro.
A vehicle, driven by Taleesha Angel Bryant, 22, stopped at the checking station. Deputies observed the odor of marijuana emitting from the vehicle.
Deputies searched the vehicle and located two concealed firearms, meth, cocaine, 2 digital scales, a grinder, and packaging materials.
One handgun was entered stolen from Chadbourn. The other handgun was entered stolen from Pender County.
Bryant was arrested and transported to the Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Law Enforcement Center. At the Law Enforcement Center, Bryant asked the Deputy repeatedly to use the restroom. A female Detention Officer accompanied Bryant to the restroom. The Detention Officer observed a bag of marijuana fall from Bryant’s person into the toilet. The Detention Officer then observed another bag of marijuana concealed in Bryant’s undergarments. The items were immediately seized.
Bryant was charged with the following charges:
Bryant received a $47,000.00 secured bond.

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