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Robert Hamlin

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

By K.A. WAGONER - Staff Writer

A Rocky Mount man has been charged with five drug-related felonies in connection with a search of his residence last weekend.

Robert Lee Hamlin, 34, is charged with distribution of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, possession of cocaine and possession of a firearm while in possession of cocaine, according to Sgt. Tim Taylor with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office.

Hamlin is also charged with felony child neglect, Taylor said, because a 7-year-old child was inside the residence at the time of the search.

After investigators arranged a controlled purchase of one pound of marijuana Saturday morning at Hamlin's residence on Sherman Lane in Sydnorsville, Investigator S.E. Richardson obtained a search warrant for the residence that was executed at 10:20 a.m., Taylor said.

Investigators seized one-half pound of plant material believed to be marijuana, $2,000 in U.S. currency, one-half gram of an off-white substance believed to be crack cocaine and a 9 mm handgun, Taylor said, along with drug paraphernalia.

Hamlin has been released on bond.

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