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Search warrant served at East Rockingham home; 1 charged, 1 cited, 1 wanted for failure to appear

From left: Ashley Marie Holden; Amanda Ciji Williams; and Jamesha Shanice Wilson.

ROCKINGHAM — Three women are facing charges following a drug investigation by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Community Impact Team.

According to a Sept. 26 social media post from the RCSO, investigators executed a search warrant the previous day at a home on South Street in East Rockingham after receiving “numerous complaints of illegal activity“ at or around the residence.

The post does not indicate the quantity or even types of drugs investigators reportedly found except by charges levied against the individuals who were in or around the residence at the time the warrant was executed.

Investigators charged 23-year-old Ashley Marie Holden, of Rockingham, with six felony drug charges and one misdemeanor: possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule I controlled substance; possession of a Schedule I controlled substance; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance; possession of a Schedule II controlled substance; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance; maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Holden was booked into the Richmond County Jail, where she remained Wednesday, under a $25,000 secured bond. She is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 6.

Investigators issued a citation for possession of drug paraphernalia to 34-year-old Jamesha Shanice Wilson, of Rockingham, and released her from the scene. She is scheduled to appear in court Nov. 1.

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A third woman, 36-year-old Amanda Ciji Williams, of Rockingham, reportedly had orders for arrest for failing to appear in court on charges of possession of heroin and possession of methamphetamine. Williams was jailed on a $10,000 secured bond. She appears to have been released on bail, but her next court date is not yet reflected in online records.

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

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Williams was convicted in 2015 on two counts of felony breaking and entering and one count of larceny after breaking and entering in Cumberland County.

The following year, she was convicted in Richmond County of selling or delivering a Schedule II controlled substance and her probation was revoked on two of the aforementioned charges, landing her behind bars for nearly three months.

Three months after getting out, she was given a post-release revocation and sentenced to roughly nine months.

Wilson was given a suspended sentence in 2019 following a conviction in Richmond County of injury to real property, records show.

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