ROCKINGHAM — Two people were charged with felony possession of methamphetamine last week, in addition to three misdemeanor drug charges.
Jennifer Mauldin, 44, and Jimmy Horne, 53, were arrested Aug. 2 and given matching charges of felony possession of an unspecified amount of meth, simple possession of 23-and-a-half Xanax pills, five needles and three straws used for ingesting controlled substances, and a suboxone strip, according to the arrest warrants.
Suboxone is used to deal with withdrawal symptoms from opioid use, similar to methadone.
Mauldin and Horne are being held at the Richmond County Jail under a $25,000 bond and a $30,000 bond, respectively.
The pair are scheduled to appear in court on the morning of August 24.
Mauldin initially waived her right to a lawyer, only to later request one, stating in a letter to the judge that she was unable to understand what was said in the courtroom proceedings.
“I am disabled and in need of surgery am [sic] begging for help with this,” Mauldin wrote.
Mauldin was given probation in November 2015 for possession of drug paraphernalia and reckless driving, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction. She also served 7 months of a possible 15 month sentence in 2010 when her probation was revoked on a second-degree burglary conviction.
Horne was released from custody in December 2016 after serving 15 months for possession of stolen goods. His parole is scheduled to end Sept. 5.
He has a long history of run-ins with the law, starting with an 18-month stint in prison for larceny in 1980 when he was 17 years old, the first of several relating to theft. He’s also been convicted of attempted rape, and repeatedly been arrested for impaired driving.
Horne served 15 years in prison following a second-degree murder conviction in 1998.
Reach Gavin Stone at 910-817-2674.