Cocaine, opiates land S.C. man in Yadkin jail

Taylor Pardue Staff Reporter

September 30, 2013

Jonesville Police have arrested a South Carolina man on felony and misdemeanor drug charges.

William Bledsoe Hawkins, 33, of Charleston, S.C. was taken into custody in the Food Lion parking lot Sept. 21 at noon.

According to a incident report with the police department Hawkins was charged with a felony charge of cocaine possession, a felony charge of maintaining a drug vehicle, a misdemeanor charge of simple possession of a schedule II drug, and a misdemeanor charge of possessing/concealing drug equipment or paraphernalia.

Hawkins was listed as driving a 2013 Ford Taurus which has been impounded at Country Motors.

According to the report Hawkins had been consuming either alcohol or drugs, but the report did not distinguish which.

Police seized .20 grams of cocaine. The drug was listed as “ cocaine (all forms except ‘crack’).”

Hawkins was charged with possession of cocaine but not for attempting to manufacture or sell the drug.

Police also seized six Fentanyl from Hawkins. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse the drug is a powerful synthetic opiate similar to morphine.

Fentanyl is considered more potent than the more familiar morphine. It is listed as a Schedule II prescription drug.

His trial date was set for Nov. 13 in Yadkinville. He was confined in the Yadkin Jail under a secured $5,000 bond.

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