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BPD Arrest Man With $28K of Pot, Cocaine


On Nov. 11, 2017, at approximately 10:39 p.m., Boone Police Officer Walker Smith stopped a vehicle on Hardin Street for a traffic violation. As a result of the stop Ronico Ray Sanders, 47, of Reynolds Road, Statesville, NC, was arrested and charged with:

  • Felonious Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana;
  • Felonious Trafficking Cocaine;
  • Felonious Possession of Cocaine;
  • Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

Mr. Sanders was found to be in possession of approximately 4 pounds of marijuana and 1-1/2 pounds of cocaine. The combined street value of the narcotics was approximately $28,000.  

Mr. Sanders was taken before a Watauga County Magistrate where a $100,000 secured bond was set pending a December 6, 2017, appearance in Watauga District Court.