Tuesday, 25 June 2019 12:30

Richmond County man accused of having meth, cocaine

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ROCKINGHAM — A Richmond County man who has several already pending felony drug charges had more added following his arrest last week.


Christian Gage Croke, of Country Canyon Drive, was arrested June 16 for allegedly having an unspecified amount of cocaine and methamphetamine, as well as small amount of weed and a pipe, according to a magistrate’s order.

He is charged with felony possession of cocaine, possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor charges of possession of up to a half-ounce of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $25,000 secured bond, but has since been released. He is scheduled to appear in court June 27.

Online court records show Croke is also facing two counts of trafficking opium or heroin and five counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance from the Rockingham Police Department; as well as one count each of possession of a Schedule I, II and VI controlled substance and a probation violation from the Department of Community Corrections.

Croke has an Aug. 5 court date for those charges.

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction show Croke is currently on probation with a 24-month suspended sentence following conviction of possession with intent to sell a Schedule II controlled substance last November.

Croke also has prior misdemeanor convictions of simple assault (2014) and breaking and entering (2012).

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