Brunswick authorities arrest cocaine ring leader

Jimmy McCumbee (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office)
Jimmy McCumbee (Source: Brunswick County Sheriff's Office)

Posted by Debra Worley - email

BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WECT) - Drug agents in Brunswick County have arrested a man they say was leading a large cocaine distribution ring from Shallote to Calabash.

Over the course of six months, undercover agents made several drug purchases from Jimmy McCumbee, who lives on Highpoint Avenue in Calabash.

Authorities seized almost $9,000 worth of crack cocaine and thousands more in cash.

McCumbee was arrested and charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.  More charges are pending.

During their investigation, authorities learned McCumbee's girlfriend, Lindsay Graham, was part of the operation, and are searching for her.

Anyone with information on her whereabouts should contact the Brunswick Co. Sheriff's Office.

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