Pembroke man charged with drug trafficking

By Sarah Willets

January 6, 2014

PEMBROKE — A Pembroke man has been charged with drug trafficking after narcotics agents discovered pills containing opium and heroin in his home, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

James Wayne Collins, 41, was arrested Thursday by narcotics agents at his residence on Deacon Drive, according to a statement from the Sheriff’s Office.

Agents found prescription pills, cash and drug paraphernalia inside the residence, according to the statement. Collins has been charged with trafficking in opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell or distribute a Schedule IV substance, maintaining a drug dwelling and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Agents have not yet determined the amount of drugs or money seized from Collins’ home, but trafficking in opium or heroin means at least 4 grams were found.

Collins was placed in the Robeson County Detention Center under a $380,000 secured bond. He was previously placed on probation for drug possession charges he faced in 1999 and 2007.