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Hallsboro, NC – Columbus County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) Vice-Narcotics Unit have completed an investigation into the distribution of illegal narcotics in the Hallsboro community of Columbus County. As a result of the investigation, one individual has been arrested and charged. This individual was also charged for child abuse in a separate investigation.

Columbus County Sheriff’s Office received numerous citizen complaints of suspected prostitution and illegal drug activity occurring at 53 Valley Lane in Hallsboro. During the investigation, the defendant sold undercover operatives illegal narcotics from his residence. As a result, CCSO Vice-Narcotics Unit along with the CCSO SWAT Team, executed a search warrant at the above address, early this morning. When agents breeched the defendant’s door of his residence, the defendant, Stevan Trent Boone, was waiting for agents with a firearm in his hand. Agents quickly and safely disarmed the defendant, before continuing with the search. Inside of Mr. Boone’s residence, agents located cocaine, marijuana, Xanax, Oxycodone, stolen firearms, and additional firearms. All listed items were seized. Mr. Boone is currently on probation for prior drug charges. Mr. Boone was arrested and charged for the above crimes. Additional charges are forthcoming for probation violations.

On July 27th, CCSO received a report that a three year old child that had been in the care of Stevan Boone, had been abused. Columbus County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division investigated the incident. The child had bruises all over their body, back, arms, and legs. The child also had lacerations on their body and back. The child was treated at the hospital for these injuries. At the conclusion of the investigation, Stevan Trent Boone was charged with Intentional Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Physical Injuries.

Arrested was Stevan Trent Boone, 30, of 53 Valley Lane, Hallsboro, NC was arrested and charged with one felony count of Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep a Controlled Substance, one felony count of Possession of a Stolen Firearm, one felony count of Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell, and Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substances, one felony count of Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell, and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substances, one felony count of Possession with the Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine, one felony count of Possession with the Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana and one felony count of Intentional Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Physical Injury. He was placed in Columbus County Jail under a $140,000.00 secured bond.

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