Arrests made in drug investigation

Two individuals from Aberdeen are facing drug charges after an investigation with the Moore County Sheriff’s Department.

Ivory Ferguson, 30, was arrested on charges of selling a schedule III controlled substance and delivering a schedule III controlled substance.

Macshane Bateman, 44, was arrested on a charge of simple possession of schedule III controlled substance.

“On August 2, 2022, Deputies with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office conducted a drug investigation in the 1800 block of North Sandhills Boulevard in Aberdeen,” said Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields in a news advisory last week. “During the investigation, Deputies seized buprenorphine hydrochloride. Buprenorphine hydrochloride is a schedule III controlled substance under the North Carolina Controlled Substance Act.”

Ferguson’s secured bond was set at $2,500, and Bateman was placed under a $500 secured bond.

Both are due in court on Aug. 25 and are presumed innocent until proven guilty.

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