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Cologne smell leads to drug arrest

March 18, 2013 at 2:22 PM

SALISBURY, N.C., March 18 (UPI) -- Police in North Carolina said the odor of freshly-sprayed cologne at a traffic checkpoint led to the discovery marijuana and pills.

The Salisbury Police Department said Officer J.R. Cable became suspicious when he detected "the strong odor of freshly sprayed cologne" coming from a vehicle at a traffic checkpoint and searched the vehicle, WBTV, Charlotte, reported Monday.

Cable discovered marijuana and pills in the vehicle, police said.

Dustin Stirewalt, 20, was jailed on three counts of drug possession. He was released after posting $5,000 bond.

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