ASHEVILLE — A city woman faces five drug-related charges, including cocaine possession with intent to sell and deliver and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances after police officers on foot patrol noticed the smell of marijuana emanating from her home.
Alexis Takashi Durham, 20, of Atkinson Street, was also charged Friday with possession of drug paraphernalia, simple possession of a controlled substance and possession of less than a half ounce of marijuana, although she wasn’t at home when city police noticed the smell of marijuana.
Officers were on foot patrol when one of them made eye contact with a female subject who closed the door to the apartment, according to the search warrant application.
Three officers approached the apartment to conduct a “knock and talk” when they noted the odor of marijuana, according to police. Then officers noted a strong odor of marijuana at the door and through an open window.
When Brooks knocked on the door, a man exited the rear of the apartment, but was detained by one of the officers who went to the back of the apartment before the knock, according to the search warrant application.
Officers saw digital scales on the kitchen counter through the back door. After further investigation, officers learned the people in the apartment were not on the lease and the lessee – Durham – was not on the premises.
The woman initially spotted inside the apartment was not identified in the search warrant application. The man was identified as Lewis Rodney Lytle Jr. He was arrested on outstanding warrants, including second-degree trespass and possession of less than a half-ounce of marijuana.
Police seized baggies containing marijuana and two large white rocks, $134.45, digital scales, a marijuana cigarette, two dosage units of hydrocodone and several small baggies, according to police.
Bond for Durham was set at $1,000.
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