ROCKINGHAM — A man pulled over for a traffic violation allegedly had drugs in his socks.
According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, investigators with the Community Impact Team conducted a traffic stop for an expired registration Thursday on Mill Road.
After running his information, investigators reportedly learned that the driver, 44-year-old Jeremy David Dollar, of Rockingham, had an outstanding order for arrest for failing to appear in court in another case.
Note: The press release from the sheriff’s office does not indicate what the charges or infractions were in the other case, nor was there any information available online Friday afternoon.
While taking Dollar into custody, investigators reportedly found a bag of meth in his right sock and a bag of fentanyl in his left sock.
Dollar was charged with one felony count each of possession of methamphetamine and possession of a Schedule I controlled substance. He was also cited for having an expired registration and driving with a revoked license from an impaired revocation.
He was booked into the Richmond County Jail where he is being held on a combined $3,000 secured bond. Dollar is scheduled to appear in court Sept. 21 on both the drug charges and driving infractions.
State court records appear to show Dollar has no other pending charges.
Records with the N.C. Department of Adult Correction show Dollar was first convicted in 2006 of driving while impaired in Union County.
In 2019, Dollar was convicted in Orange County on two counts of credit card forgery, and one count each of safecracking/safe robbery, larceny of a motor vehicle and misdemeanor larceny.
Dollar’s probation was revoked on two of the charges (it appears credit card theft was added) nearly eight months later and he served 11 months behind bars.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.