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Two arrested in Cumberland narcotics raid

Posted March 5, 2009
Updated March 6, 2009

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— Narcotics agents with the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office arrested a man and woman Thursday in a raid that also netted weapons, drugs and thousands of dollars in cash.

Ronald Kenneth Rigsby, 62, of 252 E. Jenkin St., and Wanda Lynn Harwood, 53, of 1913 Wordsworth Drive, were arrested after agents got a warrant to search Rigsby's Fayetteville house.

Rigsby and Harwood both face felony drug charges, including trafficking opium and maintaining a dwelling for the sale and distribution of drugs.

Agents said they found cocaine, marijuana, prescription drugs and other controlled substances in Rigsby's house. Agents also seized money, five long guns, four handguns and laptop computers.

Rigsby and Harwood were being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center late Thursday, and their bond had not yet determined. They were scheduled to make their first court appearances Friday afternoon.


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  • didisaythat Mar 6, 2009

    Smith, I could be wrong, but that is probably the medication pills. It does not take a lot to get trafficking when you are selling presc. pills. That could be the opiate and so it is trafficking in Opium....just a guess and no facts to back that.

  • smithr5 Mar 6, 2009

    opium?? and they were in fayetteville? I wonder where the opium came from...one guess...afghanistan...i wonder if it was brought back by one of our soldiers? just a guess

  • Con Amor Mar 6, 2009

    Eeeew! Looks like they've been using more that they've been trafficing!

  • Justin T. Mar 6, 2009

    Please include the amount of drugs and the amount of money involved in these "sting" cases. Enquiring minds want to know.

  • parc Mar 6, 2009

    and these people are poster people for an anti drug ad....wow