Rockingham man jailed on drug charges

By: Gavin Stone - Staff Writer

ROCKINGHAM — O’Joshua James Thomas, 26, of Rockingham has been charged will selling crack cocaine and marijuana to a confidential informant on multiple occasions, the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office reported Friday.

Thomas, whose residence is listed as the Budget Inn Motel, was arrested Wednesday. He is in the Richmond County Jail in lieu of a $25,000 secured bond.

Thomas is charged with one felony count of selling a Schedule II controlled substance; one felony count of delivering a Schedule II controlled substance; one felony count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a Schedule II controlled substance; and two felony counts each of selling a Schedule VI controlled substance, delivering a Schedule VI controlled substance, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver marijuana.

He also is charged with one misdemeanor count each of possession of marijuana up to a half-ounce and possession of marijuana.

Thomas is scheduled to appear in court Aug. 2.

He also faces four other felony charges: second-degree burglary, larceny after breaking and entering, possession of stolen goods and possession of a firearm by a felon, court records show.

He is to appear in court on those charges Aug. 6.

Records with the N.C. Department of Public Safety show that Thomas has been previously incarcerated for two felony convictions of obtaining property by false pretense and misdemeanor larceny in December 2014. He served nine months in prison.

Most recently, Thomas was sentenced to probation following a conviction on a misdemeanor charge of assaulting a female and misdemeanor breaking and entering, in February of 2017.

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Gavin Stone

Staff Writer