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PRESS RELEASE: Drug and Weapon

HOKE COUNTY

(FELONY INVESTIGATION/ARREST)

 AGENCY:      HOKE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE

POC:         SPECIAL OPERATIONS UNIT

PHONE #:     (910) 875-5111

DATE:        January 5, 2024

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

The Hoke County Sheriff’s Office announced On January 2, 2023 members of the Hoke County Special Operations Unit were in the area of Rockfish Road following up on active narcotic complaints. Detectives got behind a white in color Mercedes, leaving the gas station at Rockfish Road and Lindsay Road, then conducted a traffic stop, after the vehicle committed a traffic violation.

During the traffic stop, the driver was identified as Bradley James Lee Simmons. Mr. Simmons was asked to step out of the vehicle so that a K9 could check the vehicle. Mr. Simmons complied and the K9 gave a positive alert.

A search of the vehicle resulted in Detectives locating a loaded Glock .40 caliber handgun. While conducting the search, Mr. Simmons attempted to throw a plastic bag to the ground. The bag was recovered and a large amount of suspected methamphetamine was located. Mr. Simmons was placed under arrest. Detectives also learned Mr. Simmons was a convicted felon. 

Mr. Simmons was transported to the Hoke County Detention Center and charged with two counts of Trafficking Methamphetamine and Possession of a Firearm by a convicted felon. Mr. Simmons was held on a $250,000.00 secured bond. 

OFFICER: SPECIAL OPERATIONS

DEFENDANT #1: Bradley James Lee Simmons

ADDRESS: 200 Block of Puppy Creek Circle, Raeford, NC 28376

RACE: White

SEX: Male

AGE: 42

DATE ARRESTED: January 2, 2024

BOND: $250,000.00 secured

CHARGE(S): Trafficking Methamphetamine x2; Possession of firearm by convicted felon

OFFENSE DATE: January 2, 2024

OFFENSE LOCATION: Overton Road, Raeford, NC                                    

VICTIM: State Of North Carolina

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