Brunswick County Attorney Huey Marshall was cited this week on a misdemeanor marijuana charge and has since announced his retirement.
Marshall, 63, of Empire Road Southwest in Lockwoods Folly, was cited at a driver’s license checkpoint at the intersection of Stone Chimney Road and Turnpike Road in Supply at about 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, according to Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office Spokeswoman Emily Flax.
When Marshall drove his 2003 Chevy van through the checkpoint, law enforcement reportedly smelled a strong odor of marijuana in the vehicle, Flax said. In searching the vehicle, authorities allegedly found two pipes and less than a half-ounce of marijuana.
Marshall was cited for misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Marshall, who has worked as an attorney with Brunswick County since May 1996, will retire effective Aug. 1, according to Brunswick County spokeswoman Amanda Hutcheson.
He announced his retirement on Thursday, Hutcheson said. His current annual salary is $149,247.
Marshall is scheduled to make his next appearance on the charges in Brunswick County District Court on Aug. 21.