Two unidentified

bodies found

FAIRMONT — The Robeson County Sheriff’s Office was called to a grisly scene on Tuesday where two bodies were found.

“We don’t know the cause, but we are treating it as a homicide until we can prove otherwise,” Sheriff Ken Sealey said of the grisly discovery near Fairmont.

A call came into 911 at about 3 p.m. concerning two bodies found in a field off Collins Mill Road, south of N.C. 130 Bypass, he said.

The sex and ages of the bodies found were not disclosed.

“This is an open investigation,” Sealey said. “I cannot release any more information at this time.”


Traffic stop nets

arrest for drugs

CLINTON — A Southport man is facing felony charges in Sampson County following a traffic stop on Tuesday for speeding on I-40 near Faison, during which 250 bindles of heroin, 1 gram of marijuana and 10 Xanax pills were found.

William Patrick Young, 26, was charged with two counts of trafficking heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver heroin and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling for storage of a controlled substance. He was also charged with simple possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance, simple possession of marijuana and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Young was placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under a $200,000 secured bond.


County to hold

opioid forums

WHITEVILLE — The public is invited to a series of community forums dealing with opioid abuse presented by the Columbus County Opioid Action Team. The outreach will take place at a different county high school auditorium on Thursday evenings this month at 6 p.m.

CCOAT is a collaborative effort by the sheriff’s department, the health department and the county schools. Sheriff’s lieutenant Steven Worthington of the county’s narcotics unit will lead the meetings.


Teen’s death is

under investigation

DEEP RUN — Officials with the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office are looking for information surrounding Monday’s shooting death of a teen.

The incident took place around 7:30 p.m. in the Deep Run community, where deputies found Jessica Ramsey, 16, shot in the head.

The victim was transported to Vidant Medical Center in Greenville, but she died early Wednesday. The case is under investigation by the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office.

— From staff and wire reports.