Nurse practitioner arrested on drug charges in Columbus County


COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) –A Whiteville woman is charged with possession of marijuana.

The Columbus County Sheriff’s Office says Amy Rebecca Pharr, 55, was arrested during a search of Pharr’s home on Waccamaw Shores Road in Lake Waccamaw.

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The Sheriff’s Office says they found two grams of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and brownies made with marijuana.

Pharr is a nurse practitioner at a medical facility in Whiteville.

Pharr was given a $3,500 bond.

She’s charged with misdemeanor possession and a felony count of maintaining vehicle/dwelling/place for use, sale or storage of controlled substance.