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Sheriff James A. McVicker reported the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office had a busy start to the weekend. Sheriff McVicker said his Narcotics Unit began the weekend with a search warrant in the Rico Road area of Clarkton early Friday morning.

“My deputies, assisted by the Brunswick County Sheriff’s Office, executed a search warrant at 253 Rico Road, Clarkton. During this search there were two arrests made and deputies recovered marijuana and weapons. Undercover buys of prescription medication were made previously at this address,” said Sheriff McVicker.

Arrested were Johnnie Norris Willis, 60, of 253 Rico Road, Clarkton. Willis was charged with one count of sell and deliver counterfeit controlled substances and one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver counterfeit controlled substances. His bond was set at $25,000.

Also arrested and charged was Nicholas Edward Mitchell, 38, of the same address. Mitchell was charged with one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver counterfeit controlled substances, one count of felony possession of marijuana, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Mitchell’s bond was set at $10,000.

In an unrelated matter, narcotics investigators, on the same day stopped a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed on NC 242 in the Ammon area. Investigators uncovered marijuana, Percocet, drug paraphernalia and two handguns during a search of the vehicle.

Caleb Scott Hall, 27, of 11623 Ludhorne Road, Roseboro, was arrested and charged with one count of trafficking Opium/Heroin, one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, deliver Schedule II Controlled Substances, one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana, one count of felony possession of marijuana, one count of possession of marijuana paraphernalia, and one count of carrying a concealed weapon. Hall’s bond was set at $850,000.

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