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Woman charged with trafficking in Rockingham meth bust

ROCKINGHAM — A search warrant served late last week led to the seizure more than 60 grams of methamphetamine, a handful of opiates and other drugs and more than half a dozen criminal charges against the defendant.

According to an incident report, detectives with the Rockingham Police Department, along with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office Special Response Team, executed a search warrant on a Robinson Street residence around 6:40 a.m. Jan. 24.

Investigators seized 65.30 grams of crystal meth, six hydrocodone pills, 10 oxycodone pills, eight dosage units suboxone sublingual film, one Xanax bar, one dosage unit of ziprasidone (an anti-psychotic medication), one dosage unit of bupropion (an antidepressant) and a Naloxone injection, according to the report.

Other items found during the search, listed in the report, include:

  • A .380-caliber handgun, an unspecified number of .380-caliber bullets, and a holster
  • A set of scales
  • Two cellphones (and Apple iPhone and a Samsung)
  • Three used glass smoking pipes and two glass bongs
  • A black case with scale and baggies
  • A Bob Marley case containing baggies and coffee filters
  • A sandwich bag box containing medication bottles
  • A pink tray with straw, orange lighter and an unspecified metal object
  • A shattered glass box with empty bottles, a torch lighter and glass smoking pipe
  • $1,439 in U.S. currency
  • A $1 bill and scale, both with white residue
  • A bag from the attic containing baggies and pill bottles
  • A HP laptop

Police arrested 23-year-old Jada Cheyenne Rees, of Rockingham, and charged her with the following felonies: trafficking in methamphetamine; trafficking opium or heroin; two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance (online court records show three counts); possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule IV controlled substance; and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance.


Rees was also charged with two misdemeanors: simple possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance; and possession of drug paraphernalia.

She was booked into the Richmond County Jail where she remained Thursday under a $100,000 secured bond and is scheduled to appear in court Feb. 20.

Online court records show Rees has a pending speeding citation in Hoke County.

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Rees has no previous convictions in the state.

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


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