ROCKINGHAM — Another Richmond County bail bondsman is facing drug charges.
Court records show that Erica Marie Brown, of Hamlet, was arrested on Sept. 29 on felony charges of possession of a Schedule I controlled substance and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.
According to warrants, Brown was in possession of an unspecified quantity of fentanyl and MDMA.
Brown is also charged with a misdemeanor count of carrying a concealed gun.
She was taken before a magistrate and released on a $5,000 secured bond and was not booked into the Richmond County Jail. She is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 12.
Records with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners show Brown’s surety bail bondsman license has been active since July 1, 2022 and is set to expire June 30, 2024.
In August,, 37-year-old Kelly Elonzo Miller, was charged with numerous drug-related offenses, including trafficking meth, cocaine, and opium or heroin. A co-defendant is also charged in that case.
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Miller’s next court date is also scheduled for Oct. 12.
Bail bondsmen are licensed through the N.C. Department of Insurance. NAIC records also show Miller’s license as active until 2024, however the business address is listed as Winterville.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.