Deputies: 4 charged with selling cocaine


By William R. Toler - wtoler@civitasmedia.com



ROCKINGHAM — Four men from Richmond and Montgomery counties were recently jailed on cocaine charges within a three-day period.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies say 33-year-old Eric Pollard, of Robinson Road in Candor, had 2.6 grams of crack cocaine and sold the drug to a confidential informant on April 22 of last year.

Pollard is also accused of maintaining a house to keep and sell cocaine at 183 Cora Simmons Lane near Ellerbe, according to a warrant.

He was arrested Thursday and charged with one felony count each of selling or delivering a Schedule II controlled substance; possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance.

Pollard was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $15,000 secured bond and released on bail Saturday.

A Hamlet man, Victor Tramayne Lindsey, is accused of having 0.3 grams of cocaine and selling to a confidential informant on Nov. 24 of last year.

Lindsey was arrested Thursday, on his 36th birthday, and charged with selling or delivering cocaine and possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine. He was jailed under a $5,000 secured bond.

Another man, 34-year-old Walter James Harden, is accused of having 0.3 grams of cocaine and three oxycodone-acetaminophen pills and selling them to an informant between April 22 and June 9 of this year, the later date being when arrest warrants were issued.

Harden, of Palmer Street, Rockingham, was arrested Thursday and charged with selling or delivering cocaine; selling or delivering a Schedule II controlled substance; possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine; and possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance. He was also jailed under a $5,000 secured bond.

On Saturday, deputies arrested a fourth man, 26-year-old Travis Powell of Ellerbe.

Powell is accused of having 0.2 grams of cocaine and selling to an informant between July 7 and Aug. 27 of last year and of using his Robinson Avenue home to keep and sell the drug. A warrant for his arrest was issued Aug. 28.

He was charged with one felony count each of selling or delivering cocaine; possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine; and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance. Powell was jailed under a $10,000 secured bond.

Pollard is also currently facing a misdemeanor charge of assault on a female in Randolph County, online court records show.

According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction, Pollard has spend16 months behind bars following probation revocations on two felony charges of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and one count of felony larceny as well as misdemeanor charges of assault on a female and assault on a child.

Lindsey has also spent time in prison, having been convicted on felony charges of possession with intent to sell both Schedule II and Schedule VI controlled substances, selling a Schedule VI controlled substance and manufacturing a controlled substance. He has also been convicted on misdemeanor charges of assault on an officer and two counts of driving while impaired.

Powell was convicted of misdemeanor larceny in 2007.

Harden has no past convictions in North Carolina.

Reach reporter William R. Toler at 910-817-2675 and follow him on Twitter @William_R_Toler.

By William R. Toler

wtoler@civitasmedia.com

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