Undercover Investigation Leads to Two Arrests
Two men were arrested Wednesday on charges of distributing controlled prescription pills and marijuana, according to a press release from the Moore County Sheriff’s Office.
Michael Ray Osentowski, 28, of 2081 Trails Edge Road, McColl, S.C., and Richard Thomas Dimery, 19, of 17560 Old Maxton Road, Laurinburg, were face numerous charges after members of the Sheriff’s Office narcotics unit arrested the pair on U.S. 15-501 south of Aberdeen.
The arrests stemmed from an undercover investigation conducted by the narcotics unit in which officers purchased and seized 27 hydrocodone pills and 114 grams of marijuana, according to the release. Officers also seized $1,481. The estimated street value of the drugs is $1,410.
Osentowski was charged with four counts of trafficking in opium, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver Schedule III controlled substance, felony sell Schedule III controlled substance, felony deliver Schedule III controlled substance, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, felony sell marijuana, felony deliver marijuana, felony conspiracy to sell or deliver marijuana, felony possess marijuana, maintaining a vehicle to keep controlled substance, misdemeanor possess drug paraphernalia and misdemeanor no liability insurance, according to the release. He was released on an unsecured $100,000 bond.
Dimery was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, felony sell or deliver marijuana and felony conspiracy to sell or deliver marijuana, according to the release. He was released on a $50,000 unsecured bond.
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