Driver faces drug, weapon charges

by Patricia E. Matson
Thursday, December 22, 2011

Amro Abraham Khatib

Amro Abraham Khatib was arrested on multiple drug, weapon and driving charges early Sunday, Dec. 18, on Causeway Drive in Wrightsville Beach. He was released on $5,000 unsecured bail.

Capt. M. Core stated on Tuesday, Dec. 20, that Khatib was stopped at 12:10 a.m. on Sunday on suspicion of failure to obtain a taxi permit from the town. He added that police found 5.4 grams of marijuana, amphetamines and rolling papers in the vehicle, and they also found an expandable baton.

Khatib, 22, is from Wilmington. He has been charged with possession of marijuana with intent to sell or distribute, possession of a Schedule II drug, possession of a Schedule IV drug, carrying a concealed weapon, possession of drug paraphernalia and driving while license revoked.

A spokesman from the New Hanover County Sheriff’s Office stated that Khatib was also charged with communicating threats, in November.

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