Three Sampson County residents were arrested Friday on drug-related charges following an anonymous tip called in to law enforcement.
Lt. Marcus Smith, of the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office, reported that the individuals were arrested as a result of a consent search at 8130 N. U.S. 421 Highway. The search was part of an investigation into complaints received on the residence regarding suspicious activity.
“This proves that community involvement is critical in solving crimes,” Smith said.
Following the search, Richard A. Rhodes, 44, of 8130 N. U.S. 421 Highway, Clinton, now faces one count of felony possession of methamphetamine; one count of possession of precursor chemical; two counts of trafficking opium or heroin; and one count simple possession of a Scheduled IV controlled substance. According to state laws, Schedule IV drugs are usually prescribed by medical doctors, but can be addictive.
Courtney S. Rhodes, 23, and Charles D. Robinson, 34, who both also reside at 8130 N. U.S. 421 Highway, Clinton, were each charged with one count of felony possession of methamphetamine and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
The seized drugs at the time of arrest and house included amount of less than one gram methamphetamine and 8 units of oxycodone.
Richard Rhodes’ bond was set at $50,000. Bonds for Courtney Rhodes and Robinson were set at $10,000 each. All three have trial dates scheduled for July 17.
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