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Pair facing drug charges following traffic stop in Hamlet

HAMLET — A man and woman are facing drug charges after reportedly being in a vehicle with a stolen license tag.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, investigators with the Community Impact Team stopped a truck on Hyland Avenue on Jan. 13. The initial reason for the traffic stop is not given.

The tag on the truck had been reported stolen in Moore County, according to the sheriff’s office.

The driver, 29-year-old Robert Aaron Callahan, of Hamlet, reportedly told investigators that he had recently purchased the truck and the tag was on it.

Callahan cooperated when asked to step out of the truck and investigators found a black box containing bags of suspected cocaine, glass pipes, bags for packaging and a $1 bill with suspected methamphetamine residue, according to the sheriff’s office.

Callahan and his passenger, 32-year-old Megan Elizabeth Webb, of Rockingham, were both arrested and each charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Callahan was charged with a misdemeanor count of possession of stolen goods or property.

(Note: Online court records do not reflect the cocaine charge for Callahan, but do for Webb.)

Records appear to show several traffic citations from the stop, as well.

Both are being held in the Richmond County Jail, each on a $15,000 secured bond. They are scheduled to appear in court Jan. 26. The court date for the traffic citations is in March.

According to court records, Callahan has court dates for a felony probation violation and traffic citations from 2022.

Court records show Webb also has pending charges:

  • 2022 – possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia
  • 2021 – breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods or property, two felony probation violations

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show both Callahan and Webb have prior convictions.

Callahan was convicted of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance in Richmond County in 2020 and Stanly County in 2022.

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Between those two convictions, Callahan was also convicted in 2021 on two counts of felony larceny and six counts of larceny after breaking and entering.

His probation was revoked on the Richmond County drug conviction and two of the larceny charges following the Stanly County conviction and he was locked up for a week, records show.

Webb is still on probation after being given an 18-month suspended sentence Oct. 31, 2022 when convicted of misdemeanor larceny in Moore County and in August 2021 for felony breaking and entering in Richmond County.

In 2019, Webb was convicted on misdemeanor criminal charges in three counties:

  • Richmond – larceny, simple assault, shoplifting
  • Scotland – larceny
  • Moore – shoplifting

The following year, she was convicted of driving while impaired in Richmond County.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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