What started out as a probe into the location of a wanted person instead turned into a drug investigation and the arrest of two Sampson County residents Friday afternoon.
Charles Dewayne Robinson, 32, of 295 Old Cotton Gin Road, and Courtney Sheri Rhodes, 21, of 8160 N. U.S. Highway 421, Clinton were taken into custody and charged with myriad offenses ranging from possession with intent to sell/deliver meth to possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance.
According to information released by the Sampson Sheriff’s Department late Friday afternoon, the pair were arrested after deputies observed a vehicle parked at a 295 Old Cotton Gin Road residence near Roseboro, one a tipster had tied to a wanted individual. Officers had stopped at the location to see if, in fact, the person they were looking was there, but found Robinson and Rhodes, instead, and discovered what they described in reports as a “strong odor of marijuana” coming from inside the home.
Agents with the Special Investigations Division, along with the N.C. Department of Adult Corrections, were called to assist. Adult Corrections was called, reports note, because Robinson was on parole.
Discovered and seized during a search of the home was 4 grams of crack cocaine, 7.7 grams of powder cocaine, 468 grams of marijuana, 22.1 grams of crystal methamphetamine, 20 dosage units of a Schedule IV controlled substance and assorted drug paraphernalia.
Robinson was charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell/deliver meth, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, maintaining a dwelling for the sell/storage of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed under a $14,500 bond.
Rhodes was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was placed under a $5,000 bond.
Both are expected to make their first appearance in Sampson County District Court Feb. 28.