Southern Pines Police arrested Robert Marvin McRae, 41, from Southern Pines, ending an investigation called Operation Leader.

In a news release, Southern Pines Police Department said McRae was charged with 29 felony offenses which includes possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine (5 counts), sale of cocaine (5 counts), deliver cocaine (5 counts), felony possession of cocaine (5 counts), possession with intent to sell/deliver a controlled substance within 1000’ of a school (4 counts), possession with intent to sell/deliver a controlled substance within 1000’ of a park (4 counts), and assault with a deadly weapon causing serious physical injury.

During the initial phase of Operation Leader, authorities arrested several suspects back in Feb. 2018. Those arrested included Lee Marvin Harris Junior, 32, of Aberdeen and Charlotte, Lee Marvin Harris Senior, 58, of Aberdeen, Lamar Orlando Sealy, age 33, of Southern Pines, Lisa Ann Duncan Hanami, age 31, of Charlotte, Christian Jovonn Terry, age 32, of Southern Pines, Shuanda Bridges Fox, age 49, of Sanford, Cervantes Gomez Gonzalo, age 27, of Misatlanta, Mexico, Lamar Orlando Sealy, age 33, of Southern Pines, and Calvin Deangelo Fox age 32, of Sanford.

During the initial phase of the investigation, the following items of evidence were recovered across multiple jurisdictions in North Carolina: over twenty kilograms of cocaine, two pounds of crystal methamphetamine, five  ounces of heroin, six firearms (one listed as stolen), in excess of $100,000 cash, and one 2009 Toyota Venza.

McRae appeared before a Moore County Magistrate, and was subsequently incarcerated in the Moore County Detention Center under an $8,150,000 secured bond pending a hearing in Moore County District Court on March 20, 2019.

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