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7 nabbed for illegal drug dealing activity

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These people were all arrested in connection to illegal drug activities in the Whiteville area (Source: Columbus County Jail) These people were all arrested in connection to illegal drug activities in the Whiteville area (Source: Columbus County Jail)
Lois Rankins (top left) Thomas Harris (top right) Lucy Singletary (bottom left) Tracey Murphy (bottom right) (Source: Columbus County Jail) Lois Rankins (top left) Thomas Harris (top right) Lucy Singletary (bottom left) Tracey Murphy (bottom right) (Source: Columbus County Jail)
Roscoe McCullum was in possession of Hydrocodone tablets and marijuana. (Source: Columbus County Jail) Roscoe McCullum was in possession of Hydrocodone tablets and marijuana. (Source: Columbus County Jail)
James Henry Smith, 25, was charged with 1 count of sell and deliver cocaine (Source: Columbus County Jail) James Henry Smith, 25, was charged with 1 count of sell and deliver cocaine (Source: Columbus County Jail)

COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WECT) – The Columbus County Sheriff's Office announced they arrested seven people Wednesday on charges related to prescription medication, cocaine, and marijuana in and around the Whiteville area.

Mark Randall Singletary, 51, Lucy Soles Singletary, 47, Thomas Harris, 51, Tracey Lashonda Murphy, 35, and Lois Rankins, 54, were all charged with the following crimes and placed in jail under a $75,000 bond:

  • 1 count of Trafficking in Opium or Heroin by Possession
  • 1 count of Trafficking in Opium or Heroin by Sell
  • 1 count of Trafficking in Opium or Heroin by Deliver

The Singletarys, Harris, Murphy, and Rankins were illegally in possession of Hydrocodone and Oxycodone tablets. Rankins was also charged with abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

Roscoe McCullum, 60, was charged with the following crimes and placed in jail under a $30,000 bond.

  • 1 count of Trafficking in Opium or Heroin by Possession
  • 1 count of Trafficking in Opium or Heroin by Sell
  • 1 count of Trafficking in Opium or Heroin by Deliver
  • 1 count of Sell and Deliver Marijuana

McCullum was in possession of Hydrocodone tablets and marijuana.

James Henry Smith, 25, was charged with one count of sell and deliver cocaine  and placed in jail under a $25,000.00 secured bond.

Addresses involved in these arrests are listed below:

  • 204 West Calhoun Street, Whiteville, N.C.
  • 405 North Franklin Street Apt. B, Whiteville, N.C.
  • 415 Best Alley, Whiteville, N.C. 
  • 416 Best Alley, Whiteville, N.C.  
  • 407 North Franklin Street Apartment A, Whiteville, N.C.  
  • 12 Loop Road, Brunswick, N.C. 

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