Deputies Make Arrest in Drug Investigation
Officers arrested 54-year-old Patricia Holder Ussery and charged her with several counts of drug trafficking.
Deputies searched the residence at 3757 Union Church Road near Vass. They reported seizing 67 morphine sulfate pills, 101 Lorazepam pills, six Alprazolam pills, three firearms and $292 cash and other drug paraphernalia.
Deputies charged Ussery with 10 counts of trafficking in opium or heroin, four counts of selling or delivering controlled substances, six counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver controlled substances and five counts of maintaining a dwelling to keep controlled substances.
She was jailed with a $150,000 bond. Her first court appearance is scheduled for Thursday.
Pedestrian Struck: According to Southern Pines police, a man suffered facial injuries last Wednesday when a car backed into him.
Brantely Harper, 21, of Robbins, was walking behind a vehicle driven by Matthew Bennett, 26, of Aberdeen, as the two were leaving O'Donnell's Pub in Southern Pines.
Police Chief John Letteney said that Bennett told officers he heard a thump as he was backing up and stopped his vehicle. Bennett and Harper knew each other, police said.
Harper was taken to FirstHealth Moore Regional Hospital. Police charged Bennett with improper backing.
Larceny: Sheriff's deputies arrested a Cameron man July 3 on charges that he used a vehicle without authorization and stole some tools from the vehicle.
Deputies received a report July 1 from a Dunn man who said that his vehicle had not been returned after being borrowed. When it was returned, tools were missing.
Deputies charged William Rex Wilson, 35, with unauthorized use of a motor vehicle, felony larceny and possession of stolen goods.
He was released with an unsecured bond. His first court hearing is scheduled July 17.
Breaking and Entering: Sheriff's deputies arrested an Aberdeen man June 30 and charged him with five break-ins.
Investigators charged Hubert Andrew Greene III, 36, with five counts of breaking and entering, larceny, possession of stolen property and safecracking.
The charges stem from an investigation into three reports of break-ins to Reaves Nursery on Sandpit Road in Aberdeen.
The owner reported that the office to her business had been broken into on April 3, 6 and 17. Money, a television, an air conditioner, some tools and a generator were taken.
Deputies also charged Green with breaking and entering, larceny and possession of stolen property from a Linden Road home. The owner reported that someone had taken jewelry, guns, two electric scooters and three savings bonds May 25.
The final charge comes from a break-in at the Moore County landfill. An employee reported June 10 that someone had broken into a shed, entered an office and stolen more than $700 from a safe.
Some tools were stolen and the person broke into a Coke machine and damaged some doors.
Greene was jailed with a $30,000 bond. His first court hearing is scheduled for July 17.
Stolen Vehicle: Southern Pines police arrested a woman June 29 and charged her with stealing a car.
Officers charged Eren Michelle Mitchell, 22, with automobile theft, driving while license suspended or revoked, second-degree burglary, providing fictitious information and speeding. She was jailed with a $27,000 bond.
Break-in: Sheriff's deputies arrested a Carthage man June 27 and charged him with breaking into a Carthage home.
Officers charged William Thomas Gilmore III, 26, with breaking into an Old River Road home May 23. A PlayStation and two vehicle radios were stolen from a truck.
Deputies also charged Gilmore with the June 22 theft of four dogs from his father's Carthage residence.
They charged Gilmore with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny, felony possession of stolen goods, felony breaking and entering a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny. They also charged him with one count of larceny of dog.
He was released with a $5,000 unsecured bond. His first court hearing is scheduled for Thursday.
Fraud: Southern Pines police arrested Barbara Evelyn Monroe on June 21 and charged her with two counts of financial identity fraud and credit card fraud and an additional count of larceny.
Monroe, 18, is a Southern Pines resident. She was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.
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