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Grand Jury Hands Down Indictments for Drug Trafficking

Grand Jury Hands Down Indictments for Drug Trafficking

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ASHEBORO N.C. - This month the Randolph County Grand Jury handed down indictments for a local woman on several drug and trafficking charges. During the November 2023 session of the Randolph County Grand Jury, True Bill of Indictments were issued on Erica Lynn Locklear for the distribution of narcotics in Randolph County. According to the Randolph County Sheriff's Office, these indictments were issued as a result of investigations conducted by the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit. Erica Lynn Locklear has been indicted for multiple felony drug charges. She was served on November 18, 2023, and received a $250,000 secured bond. A court date is set for November 20, 2023, in Randolph County Superior Court. Erica Lynn Locklear Felony trafficking in op...
Driver & Passenger Asleep at Intersection – Drugs, Alcohol, Gun Located, Says RCSO

Driver & Passenger Asleep at Intersection – Drugs, Alcohol, Gun Located, Says RCSO

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TRINITY N.C. - A driver is facing felony drug charges and misdemeanor DUI and gun charges after police say they found him and his passenger asleep at an intersection in a running vehicle. On October 20th, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff's Office responded to the intersection of NC Hwy 62 and Surrett Dr., in Trinity, for a welfare check on a vehicle stopped at an intersection with the driver slumped over at the wheel. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, when the deputy approached the vehicle they smelled the "strong odor of marijuana and alcohol emitting from the vehicle and an open bottle of alcohol was observed in the backseat of the vehicle." Police say the vehicle was still running, in drive, with the driver’s foot on the brake pedal. Deputies made seve...
Narcotics Investigation Leads to Seizure of 8 lbs of Cocaine One Arrest

Narcotics Investigation Leads to Seizure of 8 lbs of Cocaine One Arrest

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ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office says a recent narcotics investigation in Seagrove led to the seizure of eight pounds of cocaine and the arrest of one suspect. According to a press release from the Sheriff's Office, on September 11, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Unit concluded an investigation related to the distribution of Cocaine in the Seagrove area ofRandolph County. That investigation led to Detectives locating and seizing approximately eight pounds of Cocaine and arrested Octavius Cornelius Spinks at a residence on Osborne Mill Rd. Spinks was transported to Randolph County Detention Center where the magistrate found probable cause for the charges of two counts of felony trafficking in cocaine. He received a $100,000 secur...
Sheriff’s Office Seizes 44 Pounds of Cocaine from Traffic Stop

Sheriff’s Office Seizes 44 Pounds of Cocaine from Traffic Stop

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Top view of cocaine package and knife with white powder. (Stock Photo) [littlewolf1989/Adobe Stock] TRINITY N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff’s Office says their Criminal Interdiction Team located and seized forty-four pounds of cocaine during a traffic stop over the weekend. On August 20th, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Interdiction Team conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 85 north near mile marker 109, in Trinity. During that stop, officers say they located approximately forty-four pounds of cocaine in the "trunk area" of the vehicle. The driver, identified by the Sheriff's Office as 60-year-old Antonio Argentine Shaw from Virginia, was arrested and has been charged with two counts of Felony Trafficking in Cocaine. Shaw is currently being hel...
Search Warrant at Asheboro Apartment finds Drugs, One Arrested

Search Warrant at Asheboro Apartment finds Drugs, One Arrested

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Summers Run Apartments - Archive Photo / PJ WARD-BROWN/NORTH STATE JOURNAL ASHEBORO N.C. - The Asheboro Police Department's VICE/Narcotics unit served a search warrant at an Asheboro apartment complex late last month that located a large amount of drugs and led to the arrest of a suspect. According to a police report from the department, on June 28th, 2023, the VICE/Narcotics along with members of the Special Enforcment Team executed a search warrant at Summer Run apartments located at 2159 N. Fayetteville St. That search led to police seizing 145 grams of cocaine, US Currency, and drug paraphernalia. Police say they arrested Tevin Maurice Gray and charged him with multiple drug related charges. As of the time of this article Gray remains confined at the Randolph County Jail...
Seagrove Search Warrant Finds Drugs, Money, Guns, One Arrested

Seagrove Search Warrant Finds Drugs, Money, Guns, One Arrested

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ASHEBORO N.C. - A search warrant at a home in Seagrove last month located drugs, cash and two guns and led to the arrest of one person who is now facing felony trafficking charges. On March 29, 2023, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Vice and Narcotics Division concluded an investigation related to the distribution of narcotics in Randolph County. Detectives, along with the Criminal Interdiction Team and the Seagrove Police Department, executed a search warrant at a residence located on Auman St. in Seagrove, according to a press release from the Sheriff's Office. The Sheriff's Office says their detectives located and seized a Trafficking amount of Cocaine (115.4 grams), Marijuana, US Currency and two firearms. Jorge Alberto Villalta was placed under arrest and transported t...
Search Warrant at Asheboro Apartment Finds Drugs & Gun, Two Arrested

Search Warrant at Asheboro Apartment Finds Drugs & Gun, Two Arrested

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Sunset Place Apartments in Asheboro (Stock Photo) [Scott Pelkey | RNN/ North State Journal] ASHEBORO N.C. - Asheboro Police served a search warrant at an apartment complex this month that led to them locating drugs, a gun, and landed two people in jail. According to a police report on February 15th, 2023, officers with the department's VICE & Narcotics unit and the Special Enforcment Team conducted a search warrant for apartment 205 at the Sunset Place Apartments. Police say they seized 13.1 grams of cocaine and an MP-25 handgun during the search. As a result of that warrant, Jeffrey Price was taken to the Randolph County Jail where he was charged with possession with intent to distribute cocaine, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substance, felony poss...
Search Warrant Find Fentanyl, Cocaine, and Marijuana at Asheboro Home

Search Warrant Find Fentanyl, Cocaine, and Marijuana at Asheboro Home

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ASHEBORO N.C. - A local man has been charged with multiple felonies after a search warrant of his home turned up enough drugs for police to seek trafficking charges. On June 9th, 2022, the Asheboro Police Departments' VICE/ Narcotics unit executed a search warrant at a home on Finchley Ct, located off Gold Hill Rd in Asheboro. According to a report from the department officers located and seized around 35 grams of Fentanyl and approximately 4.5 grams of cocaine and marijuana, along with cash, scales, baggies, and other paraphernalia. Maurice Gerald Lewis has been charged with trafficking-opium, possession with intent, maintain dwelling for controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
Randleman Meth Investigation Leads To Drugs Seized, Felony Trafficking Charges

Randleman Meth Investigation Leads To Drugs Seized, Felony Trafficking Charges

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ASHEBORO N.C. - The Randolph County Sheriff's Office announced that an investigation into meth distribution in Randleman led to them seizing a large quantity of drugs and charging a local man with multiple counts of felony trafficking. According to a press release, on May 10th 2022, detectives, along with the Criminal Interdiction Team, executed a search warrant at a home on Cecil Norman Rd. in Randleman. According to the Sheriff's Office during that search warrant detectives located and seized approximately 315.5 grams of Heroin, approximately 2,101.1 grams (4.6 pounds) of Methamphetamine, approximately 74.8 grams of Cocaine, approximately 338 grams of Marijuana and approximately 10.3 grams of Mushrooms. US Currency and items of drug paraphernalia were also seized. The suspect, ...

Two Face Felony Drug Charges After Traffic Stop

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ASHEBORO NC - On April 29th, 2021, the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office Highway Criminal Interdiction Team says they pulled over a vehicle on I-74 near Archdale. When officers searched the vehicle they say they located cocaine.Two individuals were arrested and transported to Randolph County Jail where the magistrate found probable cause for charges. Cierra Storm White was charged with Felony Possession of Cocaine and Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana up to ½ oz. She received a $10,000 unsecured bond with a first appearance set for May 24, 2021, in Randolph District Court. Morgan Lacey Wilkinson was charged with Felony Possession of Cocaine. She received a $10,000 unsecured Bond with a first appearance set for May 24, 2021 in Randolph District Court.