Drugs, cash seized in raid

Published 12:00 am Thursday, April 29, 2004

JACKSON – A Woodland man was placed in the Northampton County jail under a $10,000 bond following citizen complaints that alleged drug activity was taking place at his residence.

Captain George Reed of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office said Horace L. Robinson, 29, of 416 West Main Street, Woodland was taken into custody Friday around 11 p.m.

&uot;We received several complaints that possible drug activity was taking place at Mr. Robinson’s house,&uot; Reed stated. &uot;After surveillance of the property, and with assistance from several police departments, we obtained a search warrant and entered the house around 10:30 Friday night.&uot;

Reed said officers seized $16,070 in cash, a money counting machine and drug paraphernalia, along with a large plastic bag that appeared to have cocaine residue in it and a small piece of what law officers believed to be crack cocaine in a kitchen drawer.

Robinson was charged with possession of cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling to keep a controlled substance. His first appearance was Monday in Northampton County District Court.

&uot;I want to thank the officers involved in the surveillance and in the arrest,&uot; Reed said. The officers working the case, along with Reed, were Woodland Police Chief Don Ryan, Rich Square Police Chief Bobo Roye, Jackson Police Chief John Young and officer T. Zacharopoulos, also of the Jackson Police Department.

&uot;These individuals did an outstanding job,&uot; Reed said. &uot;We also want to thank the citizens who reported what they felt was illegal activity.

&uot;We want to let them know that we will keep on answering complaints and fighting drugs,&uot; he concluded.