Two Face Multiple Drug Charges
Two men are facing multiple charges of trafficking in controlled prescriptions pills after an investigation by the Moore County Sheriff's officers.
Moore County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit and Selective Enforcement Unit on June 5 arrested Raul Gerardo Morante, 40, of the 21000 block of Harrison Road, Laurinburg, and Shannon Dean Conley, 41, of Heflin Road, Aberdeen.
Gerardo is charged with four counts of felony trafficking in opium, three counts of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance, five counts of felony sell or deliver a controlled substance, and maintaining a vehicle to keep controlled substance.
Conley was charged with three counts of felony trafficking in Opium, three counts of felony possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance, three counts of felony sell a controlled substance, and three counts of felony deliver a controlled substance.
Each man received a $75,000 unsecured bond and was released.
The arrests stem from an investigation on June 5 by authorities conducted in the Aberdeen area of Moore County that resulted in the seizure of approximately 80 dosage units of Methadone, 17 dosage units of Oxycodone, four dosage units of Hydrocodone and $801.
Methadone and Oxycodone are Schedule II controlled substances and Hydrocodone is a Schedule III controlled substance.
The estimated street value of the pills seized is $1,200.
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