POLICE BRIEFS: Deputies Make Arrest On Drugs at Checkpoint
A Southern Pines man who tried to drive away from a license checkpoint Friday ended up being arrested by sheriff's deputies on several drug charges.
Justin Terry Dixon, 24, was stopped at the license checkpoint on Youngs Road near Vass, when deputies detected the smell of marijuana coming from his car, according to a press release. When told to pull over to the side of the road, Dixon attempted to drive away. Deputies sprang into action, jumping into Dixon's car to stop him from driving away.
Deputies found a little more than a pound of marijuana in his car, a box of plastic bags and $565 in cash. They then went to Dixon's residence on West New York Avenue where they found a quarter pound of marijuana.
Dixon was charged with two counts of possession of marijuana with intent to sell and deliver, two counts of felony possession of marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a place to keep a controlled substance and two counts of assault of law enforcement officer.
He was jailed with bail set at $20,000
Break-Ins: The Moore County Sheriff's Department has made arrests in two recent house break-ins.
Noah Donovan Sheffield was arrested Dec. 19 and charged with breaking into a house in the Jackson Springs area, according to a news release. The resident reported Dec. 11 that three rifles, ammunition, a pair of binoculars, a spotlight, gun-cleaning kit, camping stove, a purse and personal checks were stolen.
Sheffield, 25 of Norman, was charged with felony breaking and entering, felony larceny and felony possession of stolen property. He was jailed with bail set at $5,000.
The Sheriff's Department received a report of a break-in in the Aberdeen area Dec. 16. The resident reported that jewelry and clothes were missing.
On Dec. 19, investigators arrested Robert Lee Tudor, 20, who said he was homeless, and charged him with breaking and/or entering, larceny and possession of stolen goods. He was jailed with bail set at $2,500.
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