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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Thursday May 19th, 2022 :: 10:00 a.m. EDT


Marion Man Charged with Drug Possession and Obstruction

Detective Jesse Hicks of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office Community Impact Team charged 31-year-old Randy Audwin Hooper Jr. of Marion with Felonious Possession of a Synthetic Cannabinoid, Felonious Obstruction of Justice and Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  He was given a $10,000 secured bond.

On April 21st Detectives with the Community Impact Team were working in the Nebo community when they stopped Hooper’s vehicle for numerous traffic violations. Hooper tried to destroy illegal substances in his possession as Detectives approached his car.  A search turned up marijuana, synthetic marijuana and pills.

McDowell County Sheriff's Office
593 Spaulding Rd
Marion, NC 28752

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