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Cumberland Co. Deputies Seize Cocaine, Gun, Money

Posted October 19, 2007 8:38 p.m. EDT
Updated October 19, 2007 9:18 p.m. EDT

— Cumberland County Sheriff’s Deputies, assisted by North Carolina A.L.E. agents, confiscated thousands of dollars in illegal contraband from a home in Spring Lake Friday morning.

Investigators raided the home at 303 Rutherford St. following numerous complaints from people working and living in the area.

Deputies reported seizing more than 64 grams of crack cocaine, a stolen handgun and close to $10,000 in U.S. currency from the residence. Two children who lived in the home were turned over to the Department of Social Services, which will be responsible for their well-being.

Four people were charged after the raid.

Theodore Eric Jones, 54, of 303 Rutherford St., was charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine, one count of maintaining a dwelling for the sale of cocaine, one count of possession of a stolen firearm and one count of possession of a firearm by a felon.

He was placed under a $50,000 secured bond and was being held in the Cumberland County Detention Center.

Pula Montalvan, 35, of 303 Rutherford St., was charged with two counts of trafficking in cocaine and one count of maintaining a dwelling for the sale of cocaine. She was placed under a $25,000 unsecured bond.

Larry Darnell Austin, 46, of 259 North Conner Circle, Spring Lake, was charged with one count of trafficking cocaine.

George Allen Dobbins, 61, of 614 Old Hickory Chapel Road, Spring Lake, was charged with one count of trafficking cocaine. Austin and Dobbins were each placed under a $10,000 unsecured bond and were released from jail under their own recognizance.

All four suspects are scheduled to make a first court appearance on Oct. 22 at 9 a.m. in District Courtroom 2-B.