Sheriff's Office makes arrest, seizes over 3,800 grams of cocaine

Moore County Sheriff Ronnie Fields announced an arrest following a drug investigation in the Vass area of Moore County.

“On July 2, detectives with the Moore County Sheriff’s Office, with the assistance of the Nash County Sheriff’s Office, conducted a drug investigation in the 4500 block of Lobelia Road in Vass,” stated Fields in a press release. “The investigation resulted in a vehicle search where detectives located and seized 1,587.5 grams of cocaine, items of drug paraphernalia, and a firearm.”

According to Fields, a subsequent search was conducted at a residence in the 4000 block of Hillmon Grove Road in Cameron near the Harnett County Sheriff’s Office. That search resulted in the seizure of $13,902.00 in cash, multiple firearms, 3,703.7 grams of suspected marijuana, and an additional 2,251.3 grams of suspected cocaine—totaling a reported 3,838.8 grams of suspected cocaine in one investigation.

In connection with the suspected drugs found during the searches, Omari Grant, age 36, of Cameron, was charged with:

• Felony trafficking in cocaine by possession

• Felony trafficking in cocaine by transport

• Possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine

• Felony possession of cocaine

• Maintaining a vehicle or dwelling place for controlled substance

• Possession of drug paraphernalia

• Carrying a concealed gun

Grant was committed to the Moore County Detention Center under a 48-hour hold pursuant to HB813, which came into effect in October of 2023. Grant is scheduled to appear in Moore County District Court on July 31.

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

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Information contributed by Moore County Sheriff’s Office.

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