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Suspicious behavior leads to Pembroke drug bust
The more than $5,000 in cash reportedly found on Kenneth Lane is laid out on the trunk of a Pembroke police car. - photo by Photo from Pembroke Police Department

A man and woman were arrested on multiple drug charges Monday after their suspicious behavior attracted the attention of Pembroke police.

Two Pembroke officers drove by the Pembroke Inn on a routine patrol in the area of Harn Street and West Railroad Street around 11 a.m., according to Police Chief Randy Alexander.

A man later identified as Kenneth Lane, 23, of Pembroke reportedly ducked behind his car in the hotel parking lot when he saw the patrol car passing by.

“That’s what got the officers’ suspicion,” Alexander said.

The officers approached Lane and found him in possession of a “large quantity” of suspected marijuana and a plastic bag containing suspected crack cocaine, the report states.

Lane also was found with used hypodermic needles, drug-related items including spoons with large amounts of drug residue on them, prescription medications and a large amount of cash estimated at more than $5,000, according to Alexander.

A woman who was with Lane, Courtney Huggins, 22, of Pooler, also was arrested. The two were staying at the Pembroke Inn, Alexander said.

Lane and Huggins both were booked into Bryan County Jail on five charges: possession of crack cocaine, possession of or intent to distribute marijuana, possession of a controlled substance not in its original container, possession and use of drug-related objects and possession of tools for the commission of a crime.

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