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Elizabethtown man sentenced on drug charges

Patrick_RhodiePatrick Tremaine Rhodie was sentenced Wednesday to 15 to 27 months in custody on drug charges under a plea agreement entered in Bladen County Superior Court.

Rhodie, 34, pled guilty to selling a Schedule II controlled substance and possession of cocaine.

On the first charge, Rhodie was recorded selling 2 grams of crack cocaine to an undercover agent for $20 on Jan. 5, 2015 in the area of South Lower Street in Elizabethtown.

On the second charge, Rhodie was arrested Sept. 30, 2015, at the home of Brandon Quinnard Ward on South Lower Street in Elizabethtwn after officers with the Elizabethtown Police Department and Bladen County Sheriff’s Office conducted a warrantless search of the house, according to court statements. Ward was on probation at the time and subject to warrantless searches.

While detaining Ward, officers heard Rhodie jumping out a window and gave chase, court officials said Wednesday in a summary of events. Rhodie was captured and officers found a plastic bag on the ground that contained 2 grams of cocaine.

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