Following a drug investigation, law enforcement pulled over a vehicle in Eagle Springs last Tuesday and arrested three local women.

After searching the vehicle, Moore County Deputies seized 14 dosage units of buprenorphine hydrochloride, various drug paraphernalia items and $144.00 in cash, according to a news release from the Moore County Sheriff’s Office.

Deputies arrested Jessica Sally Dees, 31, from Wallace Street in Carthage, Rachel Leanne Clark-Mills, 29, from Oak Run Drive in Cameron, and Venise Dawn Smith, 31, from Oak Run Drive in Cameron.

Photo contributed by Moore County Sheriff’s Office

Dees and Clark-Mills were each charged with Conspire to Sell/Deliver a Schedule III Controlled-Substance, Possession with the Intent to Sell and Deliver a Schedule III Controlled-Substance, Selling a Schedule III Controlled-Substance, Delivering a Schedule III Controlled-Substance, Trafficking in Opium or Heroin by Selling, Trafficking in Opium or Heroin by Possession, Trafficking in Opium or Heroin by Delivering, Maintaining a Vehicle for Keeping and Selling of a Controlled-Substance and the Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Smith was charged with 2 Counts of Conspire to Sell/Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance.

All three suspects were placed in the Moore County Detention Center.

Dees was given a $50,000 secured bond, Clark-Mills was placed under a $25,000 secured bond, and Smith was given a $5,000 unsecured bond.

All defendants facing criminal charges are presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

Feature photo: L,R: Smith, Dees, Clark-Mills.



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