ROCKINGHAM — Investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office charged five residents within a week for allegedly selling crack cocaine to confidential informants during controlled buys.
Deputies arrested 59-year-old John Charles Magee and 49-year-old Curtis Matthew McDonald, both of Wall Street in Dobbins Heights, on Nov. 21.
Magee is accused of selling crack cocaine on five occasions, McDonald on two.
McDonald is charged with two counts 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.
He was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $15,000 secured bond.
Magee is facing five counts each of the same charges and was jailed under a $25,000 secured bond.
Two days later, deputies arrested 50-year-old Cynthia Renee Teglas and 58-year-old Winfred Martin Lammonds, both of Old Wix Road, on similar charges.
Investigators say controlled purchases were made from Lammonds on four occasions, but Teglas only sold crack once.
Lammonds is charged with five counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, and three counts each of selling or delivering a Schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance. He was booked under a $25,000 secured bond.
Teglas is facing one count each of the same charges and was jailed under a $10,000 secured bond.
Sunday, deputies arrested Alfred McDonald, 59, of Philadelphia Drive in Rockingham, accusing him of selling crack cocaine during controlled buys on three occasions.
He faces three counts each of the aforementioned charges and was jailed under a $15,000 secured bond.
Alfred McDonald, Magee and Lammonds are scheduled to appear in Richmond County District Court on Dec. 15. Teglas has a court appearance scheduled for Dec. 22, while Curtis McDonald’s court date is Jan. 19.
Online court records show Lammonds has an appearance in Superior Court on similar charges Jan. 9.
All five defendants have previous convictions on drug-related charges, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.
Lammonds was convicted of possession of a Schedule II and VI controlled substance in 1981, selling a Schedule II controlled substance in 1990, multiple fraud charges in 2003 and selling a Schedule II controlled substance in 2010.
Teglas was convicted of maintaining any place for a controlled substance in 2011. She also has a 2009 conviction from Forsyth County on five counts of misdemeanor larceny.
Curtis McDonald was last convicted in 2007 of delivering or selling a Schedule II controlled substance. His first convictions were in 1991 on two counts of breaking and entering vehicles and felony larceny.
Alfred McDonald has prior convictions of selling and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, larceny and two counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Magee most recently spent 14 months behind bars for a 2013 conviction of possession of a firearm by a felon, then another six months on a post-release revocation.
Other prior convictions include possession and attempted trafficking of a Schedule II controlled substance and assault by strangulation.
All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until and unless proven guilty in court.
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