Undercover investigation yields three drug arrests

Feb. 07, 2013 @ 05:00 AM

Three area men were arrested and charged within the past week in connection with a year-long undercover drug investigation by the Moore County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit.

The investigation was conducted throughout various parts of Moore County, according to a sheriff’s office release, and 35 doses of Hydrocodone prescription pills and a gram of methamphetamine were seized.

James Stanley Stewart, 48, of 50 Pine Branch Circle, Sanford, was charged with felony possession with intent to sell a schedule III controlled substance and felony delivering of a schedule III controlled substance Monday, according to the release. Stewart received a $10,000 unsecured bond and was released.

Zachary Daniel Bibey, 19, of 213 Bibey Road, Carthage, was charged with felony trafficking in a schedule III controlled substance, felony possession with intent to sell or deliver a Schedule III controlled substance, felony selling a schedule III controlled substance and felony delivering a Schedule III controlled substance Friday. Bibey received a $20,000 unsecured bond and was released.

Esteban Pulido Rivas, 24, of 839 Hemp St. Extension, Robbins, was charged with felony possession with intent to sell or deliver methamphetamine, felony selling methamphetamine and felony delivery of methamphetamine. Rivas received a $25,000 secured bond and was placed in the Moore County Detention Center.