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Southern Pines drug suspect arrested on federal charges

Posted May 8, 2008

— The Moore County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested a Southern Pines man on Wednesday on drug charges.

Jarvaris Antwan Andrews, 23, of 505 West Main Ave., was arrested on federal drug charges for distributing crack cocaine.

A four month undercover investigation in the Southern Pines area and resulted in the seizure of approximately 71 grams of crack cocaine. At the time of his arrest approximately nine grams of crack cocaine, five grams of powder cocaine, five dosage units of Ecstasy, two grams of marijuana, $1,038 in U.S. currency and digital scales were seized.

In a search of the defendant’s residence, officers located and seized $8,099 in U. S. currency, less than one gram of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. The estimated street value of the drugs seized during the undercover operation and seized during the arrest was $7,100.

Andrews was transported to Federal Court in Winston Salem and will be held in the custody of the U.S. Marshal’s Service without bond pending a detention hearing.


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  • CSMs Alter Ego May 9, 2008

    The article doesn't say anything about other states.

  • knbwz May 8, 2008

    for the feds to be involved the must want his connect, way too much attention for that small amount of money and drugs.........

  • colliedave May 8, 2008

    Looks like the arrest is more for drug trafficking across state lines than simple possesion. Hence the involvement of the feds.

  • Common Sense Man May 8, 2008

    That's a very small amount of dope for the feds to be involved. Weird.