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Raeford woman charged with trafficking opiates

Posted September 4, 2010

— A Raeford woman faces charges of trafficking opiates after agents seized hundreds of doses of drugs from her home, according to the Hoke County Sheriff's Office.

Virginia Baker Scott, 40, of 4496 Turnpike Road, was arrested after a raid of her home Thursday. Investigators said they seized 234 dosages of oxycodone, 335 dosages of hydrocodone, 44.9 grams of marijuana, firearms and drug paraphernalia.

The investigation was conducted by the Hoke County Sheriff's Office, Raeford Police Department and state Department of Revenue.

Scott was charged with trafficking in opiates by possession, trafficking in opiates by transport, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was placed in the Hoke County Detention Center under a $200,000 secured bond.

Scott was convicted of selling drugs and served one-year sentence in the early 1980s, according to state Department of Correction records. She also has convictions for assault with a deadly weapon and fraud.


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  • jennisue75 Sep 10, 2010

    Judge not, lest ye be judged. I happen to know the woman, have for many years. While I don't defend or condone her actions, I do feel for her and her family. If I were ever in need, and NOT of prescription drugs, Ms. Ginger always made sure my children and I had what we needed to get by. She is a kind hearted woman with many medical issues.

  • braddavis Sep 8, 2010

    She looks like she has been trafficking Whopper Jr.'s.

  • Sherlock Sep 6, 2010

    Why is it that you do not see Raeford Police making "busts" in the city? It seems that the only way they make a bust is with the county doing the work. Over the past year I have only seen 1 or 2 in the city , does that mean the county has a bigger drug problem and the city has no drugs.