Richmond County sheriff’s deputies charge man with selling cocaine

By: Staff report

ROCKINGHAM — Richmond County Sheriff’s deputies have charged a man following an investigation into the sale of cocaine.

Robert Yancy Lee Ludlum, 22, allegedly sold 0.8 grams of cocaine to confidential informant between March 14 and March 23, according to a warrant for his arrest.

When deputies attempted to serve Ludlum his warrants on June 15, they say he hid in his closet. Once found, he refused to show his hands to the deputies and pulled away from attempts to arrest him, according to the warrants.

Ludlum is charged with two felony counts of selling or delivering a Schedule II controlled substance; one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver a Schedule II controlled substance; and one felony count of maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for keeping and selling a controlled substance.

He is held at the Richmond County Jail under a $25,000 bond and is scheduled to appear in court on July 5.

Ludlum has no prior convictions, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction.

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Staff report