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Six Robeson County men arrested in federal drug bust

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Six Robeson County men were arrested Thursday in a coordinated law enforcement operation for allegedly engaging in selling narcotics in the Robeson County area, according to a news release from the United States Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of North Carolina.

The release said the following individuals were charged by way of criminal complaint:

• Mitchell Locklear, 54 of Maxton, NC

• Torrey Locklear, 37 of Maxton, NC

• Christopher Locklear, 34 of Maxton, NC

• Timmy Lloyd Hunt, 42 of Maxton, NC

• Kevin Clark, 30 of Rowland, NC

• Kevin Dwayne Revels, 35 of Maxton, NC

According to the news release, Mitchell Locklear, Christopher Locklear, and Timmy Lloyd Hunt were charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine.

It said Torrey Locklear and Kevin Clark were charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute marijuana, cocaine, and oxycodone.

Kevin Revels was charged with conspiracy to distribute and possess with the intent to distribute marijuana and cocaine and with possession of firearms by a felon, according to the release.

Federal agents seized 68 guns in this operation.

The case is being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms & Explosives (ATF), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and Immigration and Custom Enforcement’s Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). Additional assistance was provided by the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Highway Patrol, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the North Carolina National Guard, and the United States Department of Agriculture.

Assistant United States Attorney Lawrence J. Cameron is prosecuting the case for the government.

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