Columbus teen accused of selling prescription pills on social media

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COLUMBUS COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A Columbus County teen faces charges after he allegedly advertised the sale of prescription drugs on social media.

17-year-old Hunter Todd Campbell allegedly advertised prescription drugs on a social media site.

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Columbus County Sheriff’s Office investigators contacted Campbell on social media arranging to buy pills.

An investigator reportedly met Campbell and bought Oxycodone and counterfeit Valium.

Officers say they searched Campbell’s home on Mill Pond Road in Whiteville and found marijuana, prescription pills, and the cash used by the sheriff’s office.



Campbell is charged with one felony count of sell and/or deliver schedule II controlled substance and one felony count of sell and/or deliver counterfeit controlled substance. He was given a $10,000 secured bond.

“Social media was created to connect with family and friends, not to promote illegal drug activity,” the sheriff’s office wrote in a news release. “I will not tolerate the sale of narcotics targeting our children. If you are aware of illegal drug activity being promoted on social media, please contact us. I urge every parent to monitor their child’s social media posts and the social media posts of your child’s friends. Active parenting is essential to safeguarding our children.”