Shallotte, NC (WECT) - Investigators with the Shallotte Police Department and the South End Task Force worked together to arrest a suspect in a breaking and entering at a local pharmacy.
They arrested Ritchie Leon Carson Wednesday night. He's accused of breaking into Thomas Drug Pharmacy at 4750 Main Street in Shallotte on Tuesday night. A substantial amount of prescription narcotics were taken from the pharmacy.
After the arrest, Sheriff's detectives assisted Probation and Parole in a warrantless search of Carson's residence at 555 Gilbert Road in Bolivia, where they recovered a substantial amount of prescription narcotics.
Carson has also been linked to a previous breaking and entering incident at Coastal Drug in Shallotte that occurred earlier this month.