ELLERBE — Two men are facing a slew of drug charges following an investigation into illegal drug sales.
Investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Community Impact Team and Special Response Team executed search warrants at two homes on Dunn Street in Ellerbe on Wednesday, Jan. 18 and found drugs and assorted paraphernalia, guns and cash, according to a press release issued Thursday.
Between the two searches, investigators reportedly seized:
- three handguns
- a digital currency counter and an unspecified amount of currency
- digital scales
- baggies used for packaging
- 941 grams (roughly 33.2 ounces) of marijuana
- 24 grams of crack cocaine, 2 grams of powder cocaine
Investigators say the narcotics have a street value of around $10,000.
Two men, 30-year-old Kendrick Dezron Kysheek Little and 46-year-old Donnie Lee Robinson, both of Ellerbe, were arrested and charged.
Little is charged with: two counts of felony possession of cocaine; possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana; felony possession of marijuana; maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance; possession of a firearm by a felon; possession of drug paraphernalia; and simple possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance.
Robinson is charged with: possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine; felony possession of cocaine; possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana; felony possession of marijuana; maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Little was booked into the Richmond County Jail on a $90,000 secured bond, Robinson on a $50,000 secured bond.
Neither appeared in a search of online jail records Thursday afternoon. Both are scheduled to appear in court Feb. 2.
Little served nearly three years in prison following a 2012 conviction of second-degree murder, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.
In 2020, Little was convicted on three counts of selling a Schedule II controlled substance and was given probation.
Robinson has no prior convictions in North Carolina and only a seat belt violation in Marlboro County, South Carolina.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.