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Richmond County Sheriff’s Department Continues Focus on Drug Crimes

Keith Ronald Paglia
Photo courtesy of Richmond County Sheriff's Office

ROCKINGHAM – Sheriff James Clemmons has his agency focused and proactive in the continuing battle against drug crimes in Richmond County.

 

As part of this ongoing escalation in the war on drugs, sheriff’s deputies recently implemented three arrests. 

Subsequent to a traffic stop on Wednesday, March 28th, the driver of the vehicle was found to lack a valid operator’s license and to be in possession of suspected Oxycodone pills. 

Keith Ronald Paglia, 42, of Jessica Avenue in Rockingham was arrested and charged with simple possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and operating a motor vehicle with no valid operator’s license. 

Paglia was placed him in the Richmond County Jail under a $2500 secured bond. 

Another arrest was made the same day in the Aleo area of Rockingham.  After conducting a controlled purchase of suspected marijuana, deputies arrested Miranda Blair Sanders, 32, of 2nd Avenue, Rockingham. 

Sanders was charged with selling a Schedule VI controlled substance; delivery of a Schedule VI controlled substance; two counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule VI controlled substance; possession of drug paraphernalia; and maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of manufacture, sell, and delivery of a controlled substance. 

Sanders was processed into the Richmond County Jail under a $5000 secured bond. 

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On Monday, April 2nd, James Montgomery, 29, of Skoal Drive in Hamlet, was arrested and charged with three counts of selling a Schedule II controlled substance; three counts of delivering a Schedule II controlled substance; three counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance; and maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of transporting a controlled substance. 

After making controlled purchases of suspected crack cocaine from Montgomery, deputies placed him in the Richmond County Jail under a $25,000 secured bond. 

All defendants are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. 

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