PEMBROKE — Narcotics agents this week seized hundreds of dollars worth of prescription pills while searching the home of a Pembroke man with a history of being charged with drug crimes, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Shawn Clark.
James Wayne Collins, 41, was arrested at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday and placed in the Robeson County jail under a $2.5 million bond.
Agents found prescription pills on him and in his Deacon Road home, Clark said. In total, the agents seized more than 500 pills, drug paraphernalia and $415 in cash, Clark said.
“Some that he had are going for $60 a pill and some were a little cheaper like $10,” Clark said.
Collins was charged with trafficking in opium and heroin, maintaining a drug dwelling, possession of schedule 2, 3 and 4 drugs and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Clark said Collins was placed under such a high bond because of frequent complaints against him and ongoing problems in his neighborhood.
“We’ve executed several search warrants at his residence,” Clark said.
Collins faced drug charges in January 2014 and in May 2013 when Robeson County’s narcotics agents found pills and drug paraphernalia inside his residence. Bonds for those charges amount to $555,000.
He was placed on probation in 1995, 1999 and 2007 on felony drug possession charges, according to the Department of Public Safety.