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Moore County raid nets $20,000 in drugs and cash

Posted August 29, 2013

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— Moore County sheriff’s deputies seized nearly $15,000 worth of drugs in a raid Wednesday on a residence in West End.

Officers with the Narcotics and Selective Enforcement units executed a search warrant at 141 McGoogan Lane, where they seized 103 grams of cocaine, 52 grams of crack, 164 grams of marijuana, a marijuana plant, two handguns, an assault gun, 100 oxycodone pills, 31 Nucynta pills, 25 Opana pills, 9 suboxone pills, 69 alprazolam pills, drug paraphernalia and $5,648.66 in cash.

Deputies arrested Derrick Devontae Harris, 25, of the 400 block of Ridgewood Road in Southern Pines, Lashonda Ruth Belk, 28, of 141 McGoogan Lane, and Sedrick Raheem Belk, 19, of 141 McGoogan Lane.

They were each charged with trafficking cocaine, conspiracy to traffic cocaine, trafficking opium, conspiracy to traffic opium, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana,felony possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell/deliver schedule II (oxycodone), possession with intent to sell/deliver schedule II (opana), possession with intent to sell/deliver schedule II (Nucynta), possession with intent to sell deliver schedule IV (suboxone), possession with intent to sell/deliver schedule IV (alprazolam), maintain a place to keep controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Harris was also charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. He was held in the Moore County Detention Center on a $500,000 secured bond.

Sedrick Belk and Lashonda Belk were both held in the Moore County Detention Center on $250,000 secured bonds.
 

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  • anonemoose Aug 29, 2013

    They are taking liberties I'm sure. If it had been a real "assault gun", then he would have been charged with "possession of a weapon of mass destruction" which covers automatic weapons. More than likely, it was just an "ugly gun".

  • zenonx6 Aug 29, 2013

    WOW ,, WHAT A BUST >>>> Cost more to carry out than it netted.

  • foregolf2002 Aug 29, 2013

    WRAL did get it right, Bunky. You did not read it right. $15,000 worth of drugs and $5648.66 in cash. Add them together and you get over the $20,000 in Drugs and Cash that are mentioned in the headline.

  • davisgw Aug 29, 2013

    Did they really have an assault gun or is someone,(law enforcement or the reporter) taking liberties with the definition?

  • LocalYokel Aug 29, 2013

    What is a "Selective Enforcement unit" and which totalitarian rulers select the laws and people that are subject to this government force?

  • Bunky Aug 29, 2013

    The headline says they seized 'stuff' valued at $20,000. The copy puts the value at 'nearly $15,000'. That's a 25% exaggeration difference - just to attract more people to the story. Come on WRAL - get the story right.

  • disgusted2010 Aug 29, 2013

    What is an "assault gun?" WRAL is letting their anti gun bias show, again.