A North Carolina correctional officer and two others were arrested in a Bennettsville drug bust this week, the authorities said Saturday.
The Marlboro County Sheriff's Office announced it seized close to ten pounds of marijuana during a traffic stop and a search of a home on Highway 38.
Deputies stopped Larry Wayne Douglas and Nicholas Williams on Thursday and found around five pounds of marijuana and crack cocaine, Lt. Jamie Seales said in a news release.
Seales said deputies served a search warrant for a home located at 3138 Hwy 38 in Bennettsville where they found more marijuana. Dominique Moore, a correctional officer in Lanesboro, NC, was arrested and charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana.
Deputies charged Williams with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of crack cocaine.
Douglas was charged with possession with intent to distribute marijuana and possession of crack cocaine. He was also charged with assault with intent to kill, assault and battery of high and aggravated nature and possession of a firearm by persons unlawful for an unrelated incident at a nightclub a few weeks prior, Seales said.
"This investigation has been ongoing for several weeks and will now continue after the arrest. It has been one of my goals as sheriff to intercept large quantities of illegal narcotics coming into Marlboro County before they are able to be distributed, we were successful this time," Sheriff Knight was quoted as saying in the news release.