Kenny McBride, 34, of Hawkins Lane, Rockingham, was arrested and charged with trafficking marijuana, maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $25,000.
Fred Douglas, 30, of Hawkins Lane, Rockingham, was arrested and charged with two counts of trafficking marijuana, trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to sell or distribute marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and resisting a public officer. Bond was set at $50,000.
Police Chief Robert Voorhees said the investigation began when the Fayetteville Police Department discovered approximately 11 pounds of marijuana in a Fed Ex package bound for Hawkins Lane in Rockingham. The discovery was reportedly made during a routine examination of a Fed Ex truck with a drug-detecting police K-9 officer.
Then, a Fayetteville policeman made the delivery in a van that resembled a Fed Ex van, while members of the tactical units of both Rockingham Police and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office waited in the back.
After the package was accepted, a search warrant was executed on the residence, which uncovered approximately 2.5 ounces of cocaine, video surveillance equipment, money and ecstasy.
“It is only the spirit of cooperation between law enforcement agencies that cases like this can come to a satisfactory resolution with an arrest,” Voorhees said. “Since we created our drug team, I have said we need to take a regional approach to fighting drug abuse, and the cooperation of the Fayetteville Police Department and the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office allowed to put these bad guys in jail.”
During the execution of the search warrant, another vehicle approached the residence, and a traffic stop was conducted uncovering about 57 grams of marijuana.
Tyrone Davis was arrested and charged with possession with intent to sell or distribute marijuana, maintaining a vehicle to keep a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Bond was set at $1,000.
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