Rowan County sheriff’s investigators have arrested six people on drug charges, including five who investigators said sold cocaine and prescription drugs to undercover officers.
The sixth suspect is a registered sex offender who was found with heroin during a traffic stop, investigators said.
The Cabarrus County Sheriff’s Office, Spencer Police Department and the China Grove Police Department assisted Rowan County authorities in the investigation.
Four of the arrests came Jan. 30. They included:
• Derrick Jewone Blackwell, 42, of China Grove, charged with selling cocaine, delivering cocaine, possessing with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, conspiracy to sell cocaine, conspiracy to deliver cocaine, possessing with intent to sell and deliver a counterfeit controlled substance, and selling/delivering a counterfeit controlled substance. Blackwell was jailed on $25,000 bail.
• Jerry Phillip Ritchie Jr., 52, of Davidson Road in Cabarrus County, charged with selling/delivering oxycodone, possessing with intent to sell/deliver oxycodone, maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place to keep and sell controlled substances, and manufacturing/selling/delivering/possessing controlled substances within 1,000 feet of a school. He was jailed on $75,000 bail.
• Sheila Bobbitt Smith, 44, of Salisbury, charged with selling/delivering oxycodone, possessing with intent to sell/deliver oxycodone, and trafficking heroin/opium. She was jailed on $75,000 bail.
• Michael Tyrone Bost, 51, of Salisbury, charged with conspiring to sell oxycodone. He was jailed on a $10,000 bail.
On Feb. 1, Jeffrey Alan Nunn, 42, of Woodleaf was charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia after a traffic stop. He was jailed on $1,000 bail.
Nunn was convicted in 2006 of four felony counts of second-degree rape and indecent liberties with a child. In 2013, he was convicted of failure to report a change of address as a registered sex offender.
On Tuesday, Brenda Kay Clark, 38, of Rockwell was charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, selling cocaine, delivering cocaine and conspiracy to sell cocaine. She was jailed on $20,000 bail.