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Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Arrests Two on Marijuana Distribution Charges; Another Apprehended on Gun Charge

Mathew Lamar Bembry (left) and Harold Lamont Brewington (right), both of Rockingham, were arrested Saturday on marijuana-related drug charges.
Photo courtesy of Richmond County Sheriff's Department.

ROCKINGHAM – Two local men are facing an assortment of drug-related charges following their arrests over the weekend.

On Saturday, December 2, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office arrested Harold Lamont Brewington, 28, of N. Grove Avenue, and Matthew Lamar Bembry, 33, of Pecan Street, after making a controlled purchase of marijuana from Brewington.

Bembry assisted in the transaction, and attempted to destroy remaining evidence during the arrest. Bembry also had outstanding warrants for a felony probation violation.

The RCSO charged Bembry with counts of conspiring to sell marijuana, conspiring to deliver marijuana, altering and/or stealing criminal evidence and felony probation violation. Brewington was charged with similar offenses, including counts of selling marijuana, delivering marijuana, conspiring to sell and deliver marijuana and possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana.

Brewington was arrested and placed in Richmond County Jail under a $7,500 secure bond, while Bembry was also placed in jail and received a $130,000 secure bond. 

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GUN CHARGE STORY

James L. Harris, of Rockingham, was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

ROCKINGHAM – James L. Harris, 34, of Mill Street in Rockingham, was arrested on Monday, November 27, while already apprehended at Richmond County Jail.

Harris was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon while his was in RCJ on related charges. He was served a grand jury indictment for the charges, and received a $10,000 secure bond.

All persons mentioned are innocent until proven guilty in the court of law.

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Kyle Pillar is a 16-time North Carolina Press Association award-winning sports editor with The Richmond Observer. Follow the sports department on Twitter @ROSports_ for the best in-depth coverage of Richmond County sports.