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Alleged drug dealer arrested after passing out at intersection


A woman from Mebane has been arrested after she passed out behind the wheel of a car in which she was allegedly ferrying a stock of illegal narcotics.

According to the office of Alamance County’s sheriff, Chelsey Mychelle Rhew suffered what appeared to be a drug overdose at the intersection of NC 119 and Mebane Rogers Road shortly before 9:00 p.m. last Wednesday.

Chelsey Mychelle Rhew

The 25-year-old white female reportedly revived “instantly” as firefighters entered her vehicle to provide her with medical treatment. Although disoriented, Rhew was found to be in good health when paramedics examined her vitals.

Rhew’s luck nevertheless took a turn for the worse with the arrival of sheriff’s deputies, who spotted items of drug paraphernalia inside the vehicle and noticed the strong odor of cannabis emanating from within.

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According to the sheriff’s office, the deputies proceeded to find a bag of marijuana as well as several baggies of a white powder that resembled cocaine. As a result, Rhew has been charged with felony-level possession of both marijuana and cocaine with the intent to sell or distribute each drug. The 25-year-old resident of 1419 High Ridge Road in Mebane is also accused of a misdemeanor for allegedly resisting an officer.

Rhew has been placed under a $50,000 bond since her arrest.

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