Local Traffic Stop Leads To Drug Bust, Statesville Man Charged

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*Boone Police Press Release*

Boone, NC – On November 11, 2017, at approximately 10:39 PM, Boone Police Officer Walker Smith stopped a vehicle on Hardin Street for a traffic violation.  As a result of the stop Ronico Ray Sanders, 47 years-of-age, of Reynolds Road, Statesville, NC, was arrested and charged with:

  • Felonious Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana;
  • Felonious Trafficking Cocaine;
  • Felonious Possession of Cocaine;
  • Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Mr. Sanders was found to be in possession of approximately 4 pounds of marijuana and 1-1/2 pounds of cocaine.  The combined street value of the narcotics was approximately $28,000.    

Mr. Sanders was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate where a $100,000 secured bond was set pending a December 6, 2017, appearance in Watauga District Court. 

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