SOUTHERN PINES — A Richmond County woman is facing a half-dozen felony drug charges and several misdemeanor charges after allegedly being caught with cocaine, pills and pot in neighboring Moore County.
According to a Facebook post by the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, deputies conducted a traffic stop with 41-year-old Jamie Leann Newton, of Rockingham, on U.S. 1 in the Southern Pines area on Nov. 4.
The time of day and reason for the stop are not given in the post.
Deputies searched Newton’s vehicle and reportedly found an unspecified quantity of cocaine, oxycodone, buprenorphine, naloxone and marijuana.
Unspecified drug paraphernalia, a firearm and $2,065.60 were also found and seized, according to MCSO.
Newton was arrested and charged with six felonies: two counts of trafficking opium or heroin; possession of cocaine; possession of a Schedule II controlled substance; possession of a Schedule III controlled substance; and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance.
Deputies also charged Newton with one misdemeanor count each of: possession of up to a half-ounce of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia; possession of marijuana paraphernalia; and simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.
As of 5 p.m. Nov. 8, Newton was still being held in the Moore County Detention Center on a $50,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 21.
Newton appears to have no other pending charges in North Carolina.
Online records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Newton was convicted in 2011 on a single count of misdemeanor larceny.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.