Monday, 30 September 2019 17:41

Man charged with selling cocaine near Temple Christian School

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ROCKINGHAM — A man is facing more than two dozen drug-related charges, including selling cocaine near a school.

Warrants obtained from the Richmond County Clerk of Superior Court’s office allege that Kevin Shonnell Roberts, of Midway Road, sold cocaine to a confidential informant five times within a month.

Roberts is accused by the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office of selling 0.4 grams on Aug. 9 from a Dodge Journey within 1,000 feet of Temple Christian School. Warrants show he also sold crack cocaine from the vehicle on Aug. 16 (1 gram) and 30 (0.7 gram). One of those times was also near the school.

He also sold a gram of crack on Aug. 23 and 0.4 gram on Sept. 6 from an apartment on Armstead Street, according to warrants.

Court documents show he had 1.47 grams of cocaine and 1.15 grams of crack on his person on Sept. 20, the same date warrants were issued.

Roberts was arrested Sept. 24 and charged with: seven counts each of possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance; five counts each of selling a Schedule II controlled substance and delivering a Schedule II controlled substance; and two counts of manufacturing, selling or delivering a controlled substance within 1,000 feet of a school.

He was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $25,000 secured bond but released on bail the same day, records show.

Roberts is scheduled to appear in court Oct. 24.

He was first convicted of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance in 1993, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction. In 1996, he was convicted on two counts of possession with intent to sell a Schedule II controlled substance.

Records show Roberts was convicted of two counts of communicating threats in 2001.

His other previous drug convictions were in 2009 for trafficking a Schedule II controlled substance and 2011 for possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

Roberts’ most recent conviction was in 2012 for driving while impaired.

He has not served any prison time for those convictions.

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


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