Man arrested on drug and child abuse charges

HALLSBORO, NC (WWAY) — A Columbus County man is facing multiple charges after deputies found drugs and stolen guns at his Hallsboro home. After a separate investigation, the same man was also charged with child abuse.

Columbus County Sheriff’s Office received numerous citizen complaints of suspected prostitution and illegal drug activity happening at 53 Valley Lane in Hallsboro.

During the investigation, deputies say Stevan Boone sold drugs to undercover operatives from his home.

Deputies executed a search warrant at his home early Tuesday morning. When agents breeched the Boone’s door, they say he was waiting with a firearm in his hand.

Inside of Boone’s home, agents located cocaine, marijuana, Xanax, Oxycodone, stolen guns, and additional firearms.

CCSO says Boone is currently on probation for prior drug charges.

On July 27, CCSO received a report that a three year old child that had been in the care of Stevan Boone, had been abused. Deputies found the child had bruises all over their body, back, arms, and legs. The child also had cuts on their body and back.

The child was treated at the hospital for these injuries.

Charges:
1 felony count of Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep a Controlled Substance
1 felony count of Possession of a Stolen Firearm
1 felony count of Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell, and Deliver Schedule IV
Controlled Substances
1 felony count of Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell, and Deliver Schedule II
Controlled Substances
1 felony count of Possession with the Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine
1 felony count of Possession with the Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana
1 felony count of Intentional Child Abuse Inflicting Serious Physical Injury

Boone is currently at the Columbus County Detention Center under a $140,000 secured bond.

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