Two Charged With Selling Marijuana
An undercover drug investigation led to the Monday arrest of two Southern Pines men on charges of distributing marijuana.
Steve Junior Murchison, 18, of 853 West Lowe Ave., and Larry Martin Ward Jr., 20, of 865 West Illinois Ave., were arrested by officers from the Moore County Sheriff's Office narcotics unit, according to a press release.
After a drug transaction took place in the parking lot of Bo's Food Store on Broad Street in Southern Pines, the pair were pulled over on Morganton Road near the intersection with Bennett St. and arrested, according to the release.
During the investigation and arrest, officers located and seized approximately 127 grams of marijuana and $850. The estimated street value of the marijuana seized is $1,270, according to the release.
Murchison and Ward have both been charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, felony sell marijuana, felony deliver marijuana, two counts of felony conspiracy to sell or deliver marijuana and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, according to the press release. Ward was also charged with felony maintaining a vehicle to keep controlled substance.
Both were jailed, with Murchison's bail set at $75,500, while Ward's bail was set at $60,000.
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