Colington man arrested on firearms, drug charges

By on May 4, 2021

(Dare County Sherriff’s Office)

Shawn Colin Bishop

On April 23, at approximately 6:30 p.m., Dare County Sheriff’s Office Deputies working the A-District responded to a 911 call from a residence in the 1900 Block of Colington Rd. When the Deputies arrived, both parties stated everything was OK. While speaking to them, the Deputies noticed an odor of marijuana coming from the residence. The Deputies made sure everything was completed at the scene and then applied for a search warrant for the odor of marijuana. During the search an amount of Methamphetamine and two firearms were located and seized. Shawn Colin Bishop, 37, 1900 Block Colington Rd., was not there during the initial search. Warrants for (F) Possession of Firearm by Felon and (F) Possession of a Schedule II were taken out for him and he was arrested on April 30, 2021. Bishop was released on a $3,000 secured bond.





  • warrant for what now?

    So they smelled weed, and based on that alone they got a warrant to search the property? Could have been burning sage. Could have been smoking Hemp Flower which is legal and smells like weed. How does a judge give a search warrant based on the assumption of an odor? I can hear the officers now; “Uh your honor, we smelled weed and need a warrant to invade this home and strip them of their privacy.” You can possess up to a half ounce and it’s a $200 fine misdemeanor. No jail. No arrest.

    I can’t see the judges right to issue a warrant based only on the “smell” of weed, especially given the laws of marijuana possession right now. Any officer could say they smelled weed and get a warrant to go into any home. Notice the warrant for his arrest doesn’t say it was for Marijuana, it was for the schedule 2 Meth he had. So there must not have been enough marijuana to charge him on, which is what they got the search warrant for. So they never should have gotten the search warrant in the first place. If he didn’t have the meth this would have been a waste of tax payer money. One day soon the stuff will be legal and the cops can find something better to do with their time.

    Wednesday, May 5 @ 12:29 pm
  • Jay

    So the “odor” of marijuana resulted in no pot found. Sounds is fishy to me. How was this search even legal. Hemp is 100% legal in North Carolina right now and if you haven’t noticed it is identical to marijuana and can only be differentiated by testing in a laboratory. Where do these cops get off thinking they can just barge in whenever they feel like because the think the smell the odor of “marijuana” or in this case, nothing.

    Wednesday, May 5 @ 2:55 pm
  • hightider

    The only crime here is being a felon in possession of a firearm. No doubt LE wanted him for something and decided subjectively that they smelled weed.

    Wednesday, May 5 @ 5:49 pm
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