LAURINBURG — Five men were arrested Thursday following a month-long investigation into crack cocaine dealing in two Scotland County neighborhoods, according to Scotland County Sheriff’s Lt. Earl Haywood.
Haywood said the investigation targeted the Leisure Living subdivision off Havelock Drive as well as locations in the Gibson area. The five men, four of whom are from Scotland County, were booked into the Scotland County jail within a few hours of each other on Thursday morning. They are each charged with felonious possession with intent to sell and distribute crack cocaine.
Jermaine Rashod McKinnon, 30, of 101 Dial St. in McColl, was arrested at 8:45 a.m. at 324 Carver St., Apt. A, according to a sheriff’s report. He was assigned a $5,000 bond.
Antonio Pipkin, 40, of 10561 South Turnpike Road in Laurinburg, was arrested at his home at 8 a.m., according to a sheriff’s report. He was given an $18,000 bond.
McKinnon and Pipkin do not appear to have prior criminal records in North Carolina.
Lamonte Maurice Prince, 42, of 8040 Green Acres Road in Laurinburg, was arrested at his home at 8 a.m., according to a sheriff’s report. He was given an $18,000 bond. Prince has faced felony charges of receiving stolen goods and possessing stolen goods, as well as several misdemeanor traffic charges and a misdemeanor drug charge, according to state records.
Robert Emanuel McLaurin, 28, of 10221 Saunders Road, was arrested at his hime at 8 a.m., according to a sheriff’s report. He was given an $18,000 bond. McLaurin has previously faced felony charges for selling schedule II drugs, according to state records.
Jeffrey Graham, of 13084 Fletcher Road in Gibson, was booked at the Scotland County jail at about 10:30 a.m., according to jail records. He was given an $18,000 bond. Graham has previously faced charges of felonious larceny of a motor vehicle, felonious drug possession, forgery and breaking and entering, according to state records.