Warrants show man sold cocaine to informant

By: By Gavin Stone - Staff Writer
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ROCKINGHAM — Investigators with the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office have filed charges against a Rockingham man for allegedly selling cocaine.

Jamar Centell Jones, 28, is accused of selling 0.4 grams of cocaine and 0.3 grams of crack cocaine to a confidential informant between May 10 and May 15, according to warrants for his arrest. The warrants show that Jones was selling the drugs from a mobile home on Chestnut Lane and from his car.

Jones is charged with 12 felonies, facing three counts each of: selling a Schedule II controlled substance; delivering a Schedule II controlled substance; possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance; and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for keeping and selling a controlled substance.

He is also facing three traffic violations for driving with a revoked license, according to court records.

Jones was arrested on June 19 and booked into the Richmond County Jail under a $25,000 secured bond but wa released on bail hours. He is scheduled to appear in court on July 12.

Jones has been previously convicted of five felonies, all in Richmond County, according to records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult correction.

In November 2011, he was convicted on two felony counts of breaking and entering and served a combined 10 months in prison, which included an October 2012 conviction for selling a Schedule II controlled substance.

His most recent convictions were in August 2017 on two felony counts of selling a Schedule II controlled substance, for which he was sentenced to probation, according to state records.

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

Reach Gavin Stone at 910-817-2674 or [email protected]

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By Gavin Stone

Staff Writer