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Three Bladen County men were charged Monday with selling prescription pills, Sheriff Jim McVicker announced.

The arrests came after investigations into the distribution of controlled substances in Bladen County.

Franklin Quentil Pharr, left, Larry Gene Rouse, center, and Richard Anthony Haykel

Arrested were:

Franklin Quentil Pharr, 34, of Martin Luther King Drive in Elizabethtown, on charges of sell or deliver Schedule II controlled substances, possession with intent to manufacture and sell or deliver Schedule II controlled substances. He received a $5,0000 secured bond.

Larry Gene Rouse, 68, of N.C. 242 South in Bladenboro. He was charged with sell or deliver Schedule II controlled substances and possession with intent to manufacture and sell or deliver Schedule II controlled substances. He was placed under a $50,000 unsecured bond.

Richard Anthony Haykel, 57, of Brisson Avenue in Elizabethtown on charges of sell or deliver Schedule II controlled substances and possession with intent to sell or deliver Schedule II controlled substances. McViker said that Haykel was in possession of marijuana and marijuana paraphernalia when he was arrested. He received a $5,500 secured bond.

“My deputies are all working hard to keep criminals looking over their shoulders,” McVicker said. “Although we can never stop all drug sales, we work every day to make their job of selling drugs more difficult.”

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