Category Drugs

2 women arrested after pills, pot, stolen Glock found, deputies say

RAEFORD, N.C. (WNCN) — A pair of Maxton women were arrested after a search of their home turned up drugs, a stolen pistol and other items, the Hoke County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Wednesday search at a home in the 500 block of Mt. Zion Road uncovered 50 Percocet pills, 39 Xanax pills, eight grams of a substance deputies suspect is cocaine, 150 grams of marijuana, digital scales, plastic baggies, several EBT cards and stolen Glock pistol, deputies said.

Shavon Mona Maynor, 25, and Ashley Renee Locklear, 29, are charged with:

  • trafficking opiates
  • possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine
  • possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule IV controlled substance
  • possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana
  • possession of drug paraphernalia

Maynor is also charged with po...

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7 arrested, 3 wanted after drug bust in McDowell Co.

MCDOWELL CO., N.C. (WSPA) – Three people are wanted in connection to a drug conspiracy, according to the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office.

Authorities arrested seven suspects during a round-up on Tuesday, but three people were able to get away.

Deputies say 35-year-old Dwayne Bullock is wanted on six counts of conspiracy to traffic heroin, three counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine, and one count of continuing a criminal enterprise.

They say 37-year-old Marqueseo Marshay “Pepe” Pearson and 66-year-old William Jackie Pearson, both of Morganton, are wanted on three counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and one count each of conspiracy to manufacture a Schedule II controlled substance, and aiding and abetting a criminal enterprise.

The investigation began back in July 201...

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Man had 65 fentanyl packets in his stomach at airport, deputies say

MORRISVILLE, N.C. (WNCN)  — Deputies captured a man Tuesday who landed at Raleigh-Durham International Airport with 65 packets of fentanyl in his stomach, the Wake County Sheriff’s Office said.

Investigators had been tipped that Umberto Altamirano was flying from Orlando, Florida, to RDU with “a large amount of fentanyl,” deputies said.

After deputies detained him, Altamirano admitted to having the individual packages in his stomach, the Sheriff’s Office wrote in a news release. He was taken to the hospital, and 767 grams of the drug were ultimately recovered, according to the Sheriff’s Office. Deputies estimate the drug’s street value at more than $115,000.

Altamirano has been charged with trafficking opiates by possession and trafficking opiates by transportation...

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2 men arrested after allegedly transporting drugs in sub sandwich

SCIOTO CO., OH (WCMH) – Ohio State Highway Patrol troopers arrested two men in Scioto County after finding cocaine and heroin in a Subway sandwich.

The Patrol says troopers stopped a car on Oct. 13 for following too closely and headlight violations on U.S. 23 southbound.

The troopers discovered more than 10 grams of suspected cocaine and more than 10 grams of suspected heroin, worth about $2,870.

The driver, William Smith Jr., 47, of Huntington, WV, and passenger Kevin White, 34, of Detroit, were arrested.

The Patrol says both were charged with possession of heroin and trafficking in drugs, both second-degree felonies and possession of cocaine and schedule II substance, both third-degree felonies.

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Lawnmower driver pulled over, taken to jail for meth

LIBERTY, S.C. (WSPA) – A person on a lawnmower was pulled over for driving on the wrong side of the road, according to the Liberty Police Department.

They say that person was then taken to jail for possession of meth and drug paraphernalia.

There are no other details at the moment, but we will update this article as soon as we have more information.

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Man stabbed in Myrtle Beach after trying to buy drugs

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WBTW) A man is recovering from stab wounds after an incident in Myrtle Beach early Saturday morning at the Virginian Motel.

According to the police report, the stabbing happened around 2:30 a.m. at 1810 S. Ocean Boulevard.

The victim told police he went to the hotel to buy drugs and was stabbed when he didn’t have enough money to pay for them.

The man had stab wounds on his upper lip and lower abdomen and was taken to Grand Strand Medical Center.

The report lists suspects in the case but no arrests as of yet.

Myrtle Beach Police responded to a separate stabbing incident Saturday morning at the Summer Sands.

Lt. Joey Crosby with Myrtle Beach Police said investigators are actively investigating both cases.

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State trooper dragged during traffic stop; 3 arrested for heroin trafficking

SPRINGFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – A state trooper was dragged as he fought with a driver for control of his car during a traffic stop in Springfield Monday night. With the help of a city police officer, that driver and his two passengers, were arrested, and are now facing drug trafficking charges.

According to Massachusetts State Police Media Relations, shortly after 10:00 P.M., Trooper Theodore Tudryn saw 24 year-old Justin Morgan of Newport, Vermont commit motor vehicle violations on I-91 northbound, as well as on I-291. Tudryn tried to stop Morgan, who finally pulled over after getting off the highway on Dwight Street.

As Tudryn spoke to Morgan and his passengers, state police say the trooper noticed a small bag of crack cocaine inside the car.

Tudryn opened Morgan’s door and tried to get h...

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Woman made meth in house with children, deputies say

DUNCAN, SC (WSPA) – Deputies say a Duncan woman was making methamphetamine at home in the presence of children, last Wednesday.

35-year-old Courtney Leigh Bramlette was arrested and charged with Manufacturing Methamphetamine, two counts of Manufacturing Methamphetamine in the Presence of a Minor Child, and Disposal of Methamphetamine Waste.

According to warrants, she also tried to burn the waste leftover from making the methamphetamine.


Source: WSPA News

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New database hopes to curb over-prescribing addictive drugs

A new database to curb the over-prescribing and addiction of pharmaceuticals can prevent people from getting hooked on controlled substances, according to the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control.

South Carolina’s prescription monitoring program, known as SCRIPTS, requires doctors to check the prescription history and enter new script dosage of controlled substances for people with medicaid or a state health plan.

Unfortunately, Debra Close, of Spartanburg, was not aware of this database until it was too late.

When we asked Close about her addiction to a controlled anti-depressant, she told us her doctor never informed her of the dangers of getting hooked.

“The problem was I’d start out with 50mg a day and by the time, I would be up to 200mg a day, and it took someone in pre...

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