Wanted fugitive arrested on drug charges in Lumberton

Wanted fugitive arrested on drug charges in Lumberton
Jason Groves (Source: Lumberton Police Department)

LUMBERTON, N.C. (WMBF) – A wanted fugitive was arrested on multiple drug charges following a search of a Lumberton hotel room on Wednesday.

Police responded to the Roadway Inn #2 on Jackson Court after receiving information that a wanted fugitive from Illinois was staying at the hotel, according to a news release from Lumberton police.

Jason Groves, 47, was arrested, and authorities executed a search warrant on his hotel room.

Suspected methamphetamine, Alprazolam, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and a firearm were found in the room, police said.

Groves, of Evansville, Ind., was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, felony possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a drug dwelling, simple possession of a schedule 4 controlled substance, simple possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Groves received a $250,000 secured bond on his drug charges, and no bond in reference to the fugitive warrant.

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