Man arrested for pharmacy burglaries in Shallotte

By Jon Evans - bio | email

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.

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