Undercover effort leads to drug arrest

By: Staff report

ELIZABETHTOWN — A two-month undercover operation by the Bladen County Sheriff’s Office resuted in the arrest of an Elizabethtown man on drug charges.

Sheriff Jim McVicker said his narcotics investigators arrested Kadeem Yorel Archie Bowden, 26, on Friday and charged him with the possession and sale of marijuana.

“Narcotics investigators arrested Bowden (Friday) morning when they executed a search warrant at this home on Robin Drive off of Owen Hill Drive,” said McVicker. “Many times we keep an operation going for an extended period when we are working these types of cases.”

McVicker said the search warrant that was served in conjunction with the arrest warrant resulted in several ounces of marijuana being seized an several thousand dollars in cash.

Bowden was officially charged with felony possession of marijuana, possession with intent to manufacture/sell/deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for the purpose of keeping or selling marijuana, and manufacturing marijuana. He was placed in Bladen County Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond.


Staff report