ROCKINGHAM — A man is facing multiple drug charges following what police call a “lengthy investigation” into the sale of illegal narcotics.
Investigators with the Rockingham Police Department served a search warrant Friday morning at a house on South Grove Street, according to a press release.
The release does not detail what investigators allegedly found, but a spokesman for the department confirmed all charges are related to cocaine.
The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, N.C. State Bureau of Investigation, and federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives reportedly assisted RPD in the case.
Investigators arrested 32-year-old Isaiah Jaquan Dixon and charged with five counts each of: possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance; possession of a Schedule II controlled substance; and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance.
Dixon was booked into the Richmond County Jail at 2:56 p.m. where he is being held on a $75,000 secured bond. His court appearance is scheduled for March 23.
Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Dixon’s parole just ended March 4.
Dixon was convicted in January 2021 of assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury and possession of a firearm by felon. His probation on a 2019 conviction of possession of stolen goods was also revoked, sending him to prison for less than 10 months.
Records show Dixon was first convicted in 2008 in Columbus County on two counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon and one count each of assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury and breaking and entering vehicles.
Dixon served three months, and his sentence was later vacated.
However, he was given a post-release sentence on the robbery charges in 2014 and served three years and four months behind bars.
Records show Dixon went back to prison on a post-release revocation on the same day his parole ended in March 2018 and later that year was convicted of larceny of firearms and his sentence ran concurrent with the revocation.
Dixon was released Jan. 17, 2019, but sent back to prison less than a month later on another post-release revocation.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.