Four arrested for selling drugs
Published 10:02 am Thursday, February 1, 2018
Four people were arrested Monday evening on heroin and other drug charges.
The investigation had been ongoing into the sell of heroin, methamphetamine and prescription narcotics, said Sheriff JD Hartman.
Cameron Sheppard, 26, of Austine Lane, Advance, was charged with sell and delivery of heroin, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver heroin.
Sheppard was the passenger in a car stopped on Austine Lane after surveillance and purchases of narcotics were made from that location.
During the traffic stop, officers located methamphetamine, scales, Narcan and other items used to prepare narcotics to be ingested, Hartman said.
The driver of the vehicle, Robert Minor, 23, of Kae Lane, Mocksville, was charged with operating a vehicle with fictitious license plates, an expired license, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver methamphetamine, and possession of methamphetamine.
Sheppard was taken into custody in lieu of a $55,000 bond, Minor a $25,000 bond.
Officers then went to Sheppard’s residence on Austine Lane armed with a search warrant, but the people inside refused to open the door, Hartman reported.
After making entry, officers found heroin, buprenorphine, smoking devices, needles, ammunition, drug paraphernalia and evidence of the manufacture of methamphetamine, the sheriff reported.
Inside the residence were: Billy Fleming, 26, who was charged with possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance ($7,500 bond); and Rebecca Drake, 25, who was charged with possession of Schedule III controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance ($6,500 bond).