Complaints lead to drug charges

First Posted: 3/3/2014

MAXTON — More than $1,800 in marijuana and cocaine were seized from a Maxton home recently after narcotics agents received complaints from neighbors, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

Anthony Owens, of 11640 N.C. 130 West, was arrested Wednesday and charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, felony possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and other outstanding warrants, according to a statement from the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

After neighbors complained of drug activity, agents searched the home and found 93 grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and 1 gram of cocaine, according to the statement.

Owens, 49, has been placed at the Robeson County Detention Center under a $19,000 bond.

In 2008, Owens spent three months in jail on a larceny charge.