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RCSO: Man slumped over caught with heroin, meth, fentanyl

ROCKINGHAM — A man was allegedly caught with meth and heroin after claiming to be a diabetic.

A deputy patrolling the Jefferson Park area on Tuesday noticed a man slumped over in a parked vehicle with his feet on the ground in a yard on Chestnut Drive, according to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office.

The deputy reportedly turned around and went back to check on the man — identified as 30-year-old Michael Lavon Quick of Hamlet — who “seemed disoriented and had a syringe in his hand.”

Quick reportedly denied medical attention and told the deputy he was diabetic and was administering a shot of insulin. However, the deputy reportedly suspected the liquid in the needle was heroin.

When the deputy ran Quick’s information, he discovered that Quick had an outstanding order for arrest for failing to appear in court on a charge of fleeing to elude arrest with a motor vehicle from 2022, according to the sheriff’s office.

Quick was then taken into custody and, during a pat-down, the deputy reportedly found the following in Quick’s pants pocket: two additional syringes; an unspecified quantity of methamphetamine, heroin and fentanyl; and a spoon with residue.

Quick was charged with one count each of: possession of methamphetamine; possession of heroin; possession of a Schedule II controlled substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

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He was booked into the Richmond County Jail where he is being held on a combined $75,000 secured bond: $50,000 on the old charge; $25,000 on the new drug charges.

Quick is scheduled to appear in Richmond County District Court May 2 on the drug charges, and in Superior Court April 22 on the fleeing charge.

Online court records show Quick has no other pending charges.

Records with the N.C. Department of Adult Correction show Quick’s only conviction was on a charge of driving under the age of 21 after consuming a controlled substance in 2014.

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