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Drug raid in Snow Camp leads to five arrests

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The office of Alamance County’s sheriff has arrested five people for the possession of heroin, methamphetamines, and other drugs after a raid on a residence in the southern part of the county.

According to the sheriff’s office, a “week-long investigation” preceded this unannounced search, which took place on Friday at 2953 Quackenbush Road in Snow Camp. The deputies who participated in the raid seized a cache of illegal narcotics that included 14.64 grams of methamphetamine, 3.44 grams of heroin, and 8.9 grams of marijuana. Also retrieved in the search were 10 3/4 doses of Xanax and Clonazepam as well as $1,200 in cash.

According to the sheriff’s office, this operation has led to charges against five individuals – three of whom reside at the address that was raided on Friday.

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This threesome includes Michael Thomas Hickox, a 52-year-old white male who has been charged with one felony count, apiece, of heroin possession and the possession of methamphetamine with the intent to sell or deliver this drug. Hickox also faces two misdemeanor charges for the possession of Schedule IV controlled substances, the simple possession of marijuana and the possession of drug paraphernalia. He has been placed under a $75,000 bond since his arrest.

Also hailing from 2953 Quackenbush Road are Robert Allen Shadle and Tia Marie Gordon. Shadle, a 51-year-old white male, is accused of felonious methamphetamine possession as well as the misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He has been placed under a $1,000 bond. Gordon, for her part, is charged with felonious methamphetamine possession, misdemeanor marijuana possession, two counts of paraphernalia possession, and the violation of a restraining order. Gordon had been held without bond pending her initial appearance in court.

The other two suspects arrested in Friday’s raid are Mollie Veranda Smith and Jamie Couch. A 37-year-old white female of 619 New Street in Graham, Smith is accused of felonious heroin and methamphetamine possession, along with misdemeanor paraphernalia possession, and has been placed under a bond of $1,500. Meanwhile, Couch, a 31-year-old white female of 1604 Bivins Street in Durham, faces one felony count of methamphetamine possession and two misdemeanor counts of paraphernalia possession. Her bond has been set at $1,000. 

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