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Raeford woman charged with trafficking opiates

Posted September 4, 2010 1:53 p.m. EDT

— 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.