City man faces drug charges

By Sarah Willets - [email protected]

Derrick Carlyle

LUMBERTON — A 22-year-old Lumberton man is facing drug charges after narcotics agents found him with cocaine and prescription pills in an abandoned lot near his home, according to the Robeson County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office had been receiving complaints about people parking in the abandoned lot near Derrick Kent Carlyle’s Raspberry Lane residence and buying and selling drugs, the Narcotics Division said.

When officers went to the lot on Friday, they found Carlyle parked in a car and the drugs next to the car, the Narcotics Division said.

Officers seized from Carlyle about 6.5 grams of cocaine and nine types of prescription pain pills, the Narcotics Division said.

Carlyle is charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver cocaine, trafficking opium or heroin, maintaining a drug dwelling, misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed under a $50,000 secured bond.

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By Sarah Willets

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Sarah Willets can be reached at 910-816-1974 or on Twitter @Sarah_Willets.

Sarah Willets can be reached at 910-816-1974 or on Twitter @Sarah_Willets.

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