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RCSO: Heroin found on woman brought in on paraphernalia charge, outstanding warrants

ROCKINGHAM — A woman with outstanding warrants for child support was allegedly caught with heroin while being booked on other charges Thursday.

Deputies with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Traffic Safety Unit reportedly conducted a traffic stop on Hannah Pickett Avenue June 1 for an unspecified traffic violation, according to a press release issued on the agency’s Facebook page.

While running the information of the driver, 27-year-old Cameron Paige Odom, of Rockingham, the deputies learned that she had outstanding warrants for child support, the press release states.

(Note: Richmond County Jail records only identify the charges as three counts of failure to appear on a misdemeanor.)

Deputies could reportedly see drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle. After a search, they reportedly found: five hypodermic needles; two glass smoking pipes; a set of digital scales; and an Armodafinil pill.

Armodafinil is a stimulant used to treat sleepiness used to narcolepsy and other sleep disorders.

Odom was arrested on the outstanding warrants and drug-related charges and taken to the Richmond County Magistrate’s office.


During a search of Odom’s person, a female detention officer reportedly found 3.5 grams of heroin and another needle hidden in Odom’s undergarments.

Odom is charged with a felony count of possession of heroin, as well as one misdemeanor count each of possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She is being held on a $10,000 secured bond for the drug charges and a $3,550 cash bond for the FTAs.

Odom is scheduled to appear in court June 15 for two of the FTAs, July 19 for the other, and June 29 on the drug charges.

Online court records show Odom has pending misdemeanor charges of possession of drug paraphernalia and being at a boating access area for other purpose from 2022.

Records with the N.C. Department of Adult Correction show Odom was convicted in 2020 on felony charges of obtaining property by false pretenses and breaking and entering. She was initially given probation, which was revoked the following year, resulting in a two-month incarceration.

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

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