Police Briefs: S.P. Police Arrest Drug Suspect at Park
An Aberdeen man faces several drug charges after being arrested Saturday by Southern Pines police.
Thomas Worth Hinton, 21, was arrested after police investigated a suspicious vehicle parked at Downtown Park on Broad Street about 11 p.m., according to a press release. During the investigation, officers discovered Hinton in possession of marijuana and ecstasy, according to the release.
Hinton was charged with felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of a schedule VI controlled substance. He was jailed, with bail set at $5,000.
Assault: A Southern Pines man was arrested Friday and charged with assault by strangulation.
Southern Pines police responded to a report of an assault on East New Jersey Avenue at 3 a.m. where they saw Bryan David Cole, 32, grabbing someone by the neck, according to a release. Cole was taken into custody without incident, according to the release.
Cole was jailed under no bail.
Purse Snatcher: An Aberdeen man was apprehended by witnesses last Thursday after he had snatched a purse from a woman in downtown Southern Pines.
Leroy Durant, 45, of Aberdeen, was charged with common law robbery after the incident that occurred on North West Broad Street shortly before midnight, according to a press release.
Southern Pines police, responding to a report of a larceny, arrived to discover that a woman had been pushed to the ground and her purse taken. Several witnesses to the incident chased after Durant, catching and detaining the suspect on the corner of South Bennett Street and West New York Avenue. Officers arrested Durant, according to the release.
He was jailed under a $1,500 bond.
Doctor Shopping: A Vass woman was arrested Thursday on charges related to selling prescription pills and doctor shopping.
Theresa Worthy Robinson, 45, of J. Burns Road, has been charged with trafficking opium by possession, possession with intent to sell/deliver a schedule III drug, three counts of possession with intent to sell/deliver a schedule IV drug, two counts of selling a schedule IV drug, two counts of delivering a schedule IV drug and five counts of obtaining a controlled substance by misrepresentation to a health-care provider, according to a press release.
Robinson was arrested after an undercover drug operation by members of the Moore County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit. During the investigation, it was determined that Worthy was seeing multiple doctors in both Moore and Cumberland counties, and being prescribed Endocet and alprazolam. Endocet is a schedule II controlled substance, and alprazolam is a schedule IV controlled substance. During the investigation, detectives seized 178 pills.
Robinson was released under a $95,000 unsecured bond.
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