Man accused of selling pills


ROCKINGHAM — A man who was living in a local hotel is facing several drug charges.

According to the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, 44-year-old Bobby Ray Shepard Jr. — who was living at the Budget Inn in Rockingham — sold hyrdocodone pills out of his car to a confidential informant.

Shepard was arrested Friday and charged with one felony count each of selling or delivering a Schedule III controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver a Schedule III controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place for a controlled substance. He was released on a $10,000 unsecured bond.

Online court records show Shepard is also facing several traffic violations in Richmond County.

According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety Division of Adult Correction, Shepard was convicted of possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance in 2000 and use or possession of drug paraphernalia in 2007. Both convictions were on misdemeanor charges in Richmond County.

William R. Toler