LAURINBURG — Two arrests were made Monday after a stockpile of narcotics was found in a room at the Scotland Inn.
Eric Fields and Melissa Leggette have each been charged with possession with intent to sell and distribute marijuana, possession with intent to sell and distribute cocaine, possession with intent to sell and distribute ecstasy, possession of stolen firearms, conspiracy to sell marijuana, conspiracy to sell cocaine and conspiracy to sell ecstasy.
The Scotland County Sheriff’s Office and officers from the Laurinburg Police Department were at the Scotland Inn attempting to serve a warrant on a different individual who police believed was staying at the motel when Leggette took off running, according to Scotland County Detective Roger Alford.
Detective Alford said the deputies weren’t looking for Leggette or Fields but when they approached the door to the room — where the individual with a warrant for assault on a female was believed to be staying — officers smelled a strong odor of marijuana coming from the room.
When officers entered the room they discovered 3.6 pounds of marijuana, 25 ecstasy pills, 9.5 grams of powder cocaine, 5.7 grams of crack cocaine and two stolen firearms. Both were taken into custody without incident according to the sheriff’s office.
Fields and Leggette have both been taken to the Scotland County detention facility. There is a $20,000 secured bond set for Fields and a $10,000 secured bond set for Leggette.
Fields has prior pending drug charges, according to Detective Alford.
Reach Nolan Gilmour at 910-506-3171