ROCKINGHAM — A man who had outstanding misdemeanor warrants is now facing felony drug charges.
Deputies with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office reportedly arrested 27-year-old Christopher Corey Odom on Sunday on outstanding warrants for shoplifting and resisting a public officer, according to a press release issued Monday.
When the deputies took Odom to the Richmond County Jail, investigators say an anonymous tip came into the 911 Center suggesting that Odom had drugs hidden in his “private area.”
Odom reportedly replied “No” when asked by deputies during processing if he had any contraband on his person.
During a subsequent search, Odom reportedly popped a suspected Xanax bar into his mouth. Following a more thorough search, deputies reportedly found a bag of suspected heroin.
In addition to the outstanding warrants, Odom was charged with possession of a Schedule I controlled substance, simple possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, and possession of a controlled substance on prison or jail premises.
Jail records show Odom is also charged with two counts of failure to appear on a misdemeanor. He is being held on a combined $25,250 secured bond.
Online court records show Odom has a pending charge of possession of a Schedule I controlled substance from 2021. He is also facing several traffic infractions, including: two counts of driving with revoked license; driving while impaired; exceeding safe speed; failure to reduce speed; and hit and run with property damage.
Odom was first convicted in 2013 of driving after consuming a controlled substance under the age of 21 in Montgomery County. Two years later, he was convicted of driving with a revoked license.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.