Aberdeen traffic stop leads to drug arrests

A traffic stop in Aberdeen led to two people being arrested on drug charges, Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields announced in a news release.

“On May 26, 2022, Deputies with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office initiated a traffic stop in the 11000 block of U.S. Highway 15/501 in Aberdeen,” said Fields. “During the traffic stop, Deputies conducted a search of the vehicle. As a result of the search, Deputies located heroin, methamphetamine, buprenorphine, naloxone, and items of drug paraphernalia.”

Two men from Rockingham were arrested as a result.

Rodolfo Emanuel Bauza, 24, was charged with possession of heroin, possession of methamphetamine, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Rodolfo Emanuel Bauza also had outstanding warrants for arrest out of Richmond and Scotland County. He was placed at the Moore County Detention Center under a $5,000 unsecured bond. His bonds for outstanding warrants were $750 unsecured, $500 secured, and $508 cash bond.

Rodolfo Emilio Montcourt, 60, was charged with simple possession of Schedule III controlled substance. Rodolfo Emilio Montcourt also had an outstanding warrant for arrest out of Lee County.
He was placed at the Moore County Detention Center under a $750 secured bond. His bond for the outstanding warrant was a $508 cash bond.

Both suspects are due in court on June 8 and are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

Photo: Rodolfo Emilo Montcourt (left) and Rodolfo Emanuel Bauza.

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