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Officers search for man with outstanding warrants, find marijuana

Carlton Terrell Smith (Source: EPD) Carlton Terrell Smith (Source: EPD)

ELIZABETHTOWN, NC (WECT) - Officers searched the Martin Street area of Elizabethtown Tuesday afternoon for an individual who had outstanding warrants.

According to police, while officers were searching for this individual, they saw Carlton Smith flee into the woods. 

While chasing Smith, officers observed him throw objects on the ground. Officers apprehended him shortly afterwards.

Officers say when they went back to see what Smith had thrown, they found several small baggies of marijuana, digital scales and a .22 cal. H&R revolver. 

Smith was arrested and taken into custody. 

According to police, this was not the same individual officers were looking for.  That person has not been located.

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