A joint undercover operation by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division on 10-5-2013 has netted several arrests for the possession and sale of illegal Narcotics. Lee County Drug Agents and Detectives, assisted by members of the Sanford Police Departments Tactical Narcotics Division (TNT) and SPD’s Selective Enforcement Unit (SEU), conducted an undercover operation at an outdoor musical festival in a wooded area near 6055 Lower Moncure Road on Saturday night (8-5-2013). The “Magikal Forest” music festival is an annual event held in different locations around central North Carolina. The following individuals were charged as a result of the operation.
Steven Joseph Rice, 35, of 712 Penn Street, Raleigh NC, was arrested and charged with sell and delivery of a Psilocybin (mushrooms), a schedule I controlled substance, felony possession of a schedule I controlled substance, possession of Marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a vehicle to store drugs. He was placed in the Lee County Jail under $27,500 secured bond.
Noble Jerome Christian, 24, of 708 Church Street in Wilmington NC, was charged with possession of MDMA (Ecstasy), a schedule I controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was placed in the Lee County Jail under $5000.00 secured bond.
Richard Jose Rojas, 22, of 214 Bradley Road, Benson NC, was charged with possession of Cocaine and possession of Marijuana. He was placed in the Lee County Jail under $5000.00 secured bond.
Cassandra Lee Bopp, 615 Sampson Ct, Raleigh NC, was charged with possession of Marijuana and possession of drug Paraphernalia and was cited and released.
Several others were issued citations for minor offenses including simple possession and possession of drug paraphernalia.