Local News

Parkton Man Arrested on Federal Drug Charges

Posted June 30, 2007

— Cumberland County sheriff's deputies and Fayetteville police officers arrested a federal fugitive wanted for trafficking crack cocaine on Friday.

Brandon Shayne Melvin, 22, of 1762 Lake Upchurch Drive, sold drugs to undercover officers on numerous occasions, said officials with Cumberland County Sheriff's Office.

The arrest took place without incident in a restaurant parking lot at the intersection of Skibo and McPherson Church roads. A search of Melvin's vehicle found 29.34 grams of crack cocaine, more than $2,200 and a digital scale, officers said.

The arrest was a result of a investigation conducted by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, Cumberland County Sheriff's Office and the Fayetteville Police Department. Melvin was wanted for violations of the federal controlled-substance laws.

Melvin is being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center without bond. A preliminary hearing is set for July 2 at the U.S. District Court in Wilmington.

No state charges are being pursued against him.

Melvin is also a registered sex offender and has been served warrants on charges of first-degree rape and kidnapping, motor-vehicle theft, felony larceny, carrying a concealed weapon and resisting a public officer.


Please with your WRAL.com account to comment on this story. You also will need a Facebook account to comment.

Oldest First
View all
  • whatusay Jul 2, 2007

    Quitlying....sounds like you agree with his lifstyle..and you think he has a "right" to rape, kill, sell drugs, and do what he pleases so he can have a "car" and health insurance and money in his pocket.

  • floyd_lawson Jul 1, 2007

    That's quite a resume!!! The feds don't play around with habitual offenders.

  • parr4246 Jul 1, 2007

    Good thing he got busted in Cumberland County instead of his home County, Robeson...........if he had some of the officers may have taken some of his drugs and cash..............!!

  • ladyblue Jul 1, 2007

    Quitlying-- I thought of reporting you but I prefer to leave your stupid remark on line so other can see how messed up you are. I don't like snitches so I'll not become one, but you could sure learn some morality. There is and never will be honor among drug dealing thugs. We aren't hating this person. We hate his choice of life style, something you seem be familiar with.

  • lovecarolinagutters Jul 1, 2007

    WOW...What a nice guy ! !

  • QuitLying Jul 1, 2007

    The posts here express hatred and bitterness. I guess all would direct him to work a $5.15 an hour job and be miserable , sober and proud to not be able to afford health care, a car or eating out? Drug dealing is way many people make money. The federal government wants slaves, either american born at $5.15 an hour or fresh over the border latinos. And you have no right to alter your head to escape the reality of your economic and emotional misery. Suffer and be sober. And the rape and kidnapping??
    probably another Crystal Gayle ho ho.

  • FE Jun 30, 2007

    Pay particular attention to the "no state charges are being pursued" comment.

    That means some REAL time in the big house. Lots of new friends will, ah, welcome him there.

    (And I also think rmilar made a very astute observation!)


  • deerslayer Jun 30, 2007

    They will so love you in the big house tough guy. Don't drop the soap....

  • somey Jun 30, 2007

    Grandma, if he was lucky.

  • cryinshame Jun 30, 2007

    another face that wasnt mother loved , such a poor childhood, and an uncle probably molested him , is why he commiting the crimes he does now . ya right , how about that he's a low down sleazebag that doesnt deserve to live with humans.