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Child Found at Site of Fayetteville Drug Raid

Posted June 22, 2007

— Five men were arrested Thursday and a sixth man is being sought after a Fayetteville drug raid.

Deputies said they raided the home located at 214 Triangle Place after months of surveillance. Undercover agents said they were sold crack cocaine and observed other drug activity at the house.

Authorities said a 2-year-old child was found inside the home at the time of the drug raid. Investigators are working with county social workers to look into possible child abuse and endangerment charges.

Investigators said they seized a half-ounce of cocaine, four long guns, four handguns and assorted drug paraphrenalia. Deputies also said surveillance cameras and Pitt Bulldogs were found chained outside of the house.

The five men -- Steven Locklear, 20, of Eleanor Street in Fayetteville;  Steven Lee Goins, 16, of Ottis Lane in Parkton; Christopher Laverne Jones, 34, of Camden Road in Fayetteville; Edward Craig Allen, 36, who lists his address as homeless; and Michael Jerome Locklear, 29, of Morgan Brown Road in Stedman all face drug charges. They are scheduled to appear in court Friday.

Deputies are searching for Zander Hammonds Jr., 23, of Triangle Place. Authorities said he is wanted on drug charges.

If you have any information on Hammonds' whereabouts, you are asked to contact the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at 910-323-1500.


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  • hollylama Jun 24, 2007

    Fayetteville is a mecca for drugs and drug related activities. It seems like everyone I went to high school with (and are still in fayetteville) is on cocaine. I don't get it!
    Wireman...drug dealers and users have no respect for human life. Supply and demand.

  • readyforgodswilltobedone Jun 22, 2007

    maybe one of them is the father and is a single father.
    Who knows what type of women they date.

  • tritech Jun 22, 2007

    Who is Pitt Bulldogg?

  • diwanicki Jun 22, 2007

    jman, it didn't, we are all just assuming that one of them is the father. You would think one out of them would have said something about the child. When I say that, I mean you think one would say here is a phone number to call so someone can pick up the child. It didn't say if he child was a boy or girl either.

  • iwideopen Jun 22, 2007

    Where did it say that any of the men was even the little girls father ?

  • NCMOMof3 Jun 22, 2007

    everyone keeps asking "where is the mother"...what I'm wondering is if the mother had tried to keep the father from having visitation but was made by the courts to allow him to see his child until a dangerous environment could be proven. Just a thought as no one knows at this time what the exact situation is.

  • wireman Jun 22, 2007

    They're drug dealers and therefor have no concern for human life what so ever.

  • diwanicki Jun 22, 2007

    Ask the guys who the father is and ask him where the mother is. He should still be charged as he had all those guns in there. What if they had had a hostage sit. or stand-off, that innocent child could have been killed.

  • 2alegal Jun 22, 2007

    A bunch of thugs.......All young too......Where was mother??

  • Adelinthe Jun 22, 2007

    Well, ok...don't like to speculate, but what if the mother and father are separated or divorced, and the father had visitation or custody???

    There could be many possible scenarious as to where the mother is, but what we know for sure, is that the child's father was there and should be prosecuted to the full extent of the law for child endangerment.

    Praying for the wee ones.

    God bless.

    Rev. RB