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Traffic stop leads to drug bust in Robeson County

Traffic stop leads to drug bust in Robeson County (Robeson County Sheriff's Office)

A traffic stop Friday night In Robeson County led to the arrest of 39-year-old Jamie Ray Jones and the seizure of cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and more than $1,700 in cash, according to a news release from Robeson County Sheriff Burnis Wilkins.

Wilkins said during his campaign for sheriff that if he was elected , he would crack down on illegal drug activities is in the county, which he believes is fueling major crimes.

Since he took office back in December, there have been dozens of people arrested on numerous drug charges.

Wilkins released the following statement on Friday night’s drug bust:

“On Friday, February 8, 2019,

around 11:00 p.m., Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Division Investigators and Deputies with the Community Impact Team conducted a traffic stop on a 2003 Hyundai Elantra driven by Jamie Ray Jones, 39, of Maxton, NC, on Kyra Lane, Pembroke.

The traffic stop led to the discovery and seizure of a quantity of cocaine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and approximately $1,744 in cash from the vehicle.

Investigators arrested and charged Jones with Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana 1/2 ounce to 1 1/2 ounces, Maintaining a Drug Dwelling/Vehicle/Place and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. Jones was placed in the Robeson County Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond.

Anyone with additional information or any information regarding drug activity in Robeson County is asked to call the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office Drug Enforcement Division at (910) 671-3191.”

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