Richmond County deputies charge 2 with selling drugs

By: By Gavin Stone - [email protected]

The Richmond County Sheriff’s Office arrested two Rockingham residents suspected of separate drug offenses on Friday.

Damion Lashon Massey, 22, is charged with two felony counts of selling and delivering heroin, two felony counts of maintaining a vehicle for keeping and selling a controlled substance, and one felony count of possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin in the amount of .1 grams.

Massey is also facing one felony count of possession of a firearm, a .38 caliber Ruger pistol, by a felon and a misdemeanor count of communicating threats, court records show.

He was convicted of aiding and abetting a felony larceny on Nov. 1, 2016 and was sentenced to 36 months probation, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.

Massey posted his $100,000 bond on Friday.

Jamie Lord Harris, 34, is charged with one felony count of selling crack cocaine, one count of delivering crack cocaine, one felony count of possession of crack cocaine with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver in the amount of .6 grams, and one felony count of maintaining a vehicle for keeping and selling a controlled substance.

Harris was booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

In April of 2002 in Iredell County, Harris was convicted of tampering with a motor vehicle, a misdemeanor, for which his sentence was suspended, state records show.

Then, in October of 2005 in Mecklenburg County, he was convicted of felony conspiracy to commit armed robbery, four felony counts of robbery with a dangerous weapon, and second degree murder.

Harris served 10 years and four months of a potential 13-year, nine-month sentence and was released on parole on July 22 of this year.

Both Massey and Harris are scheduled to appear in court Nov. 2 on the recent drug charges.

The two cases do not appear to be related.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Reach Gavin Stone at 910-817-2674.

By Gavin Stone

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