Burlington man charged with range of controlled substance crimes

On Wednesday May 20, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Alamance County Sheriff’s Deputies, with assistance agents of NC Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE), executed a narcotics related search warrant at 413 Peele Street, Burlington, N.C.. This search warrant was the end result of an intense investigation involving various violations of the N.C. Controlled Substances Act. Investigators identified the suspect a James Thompson, Jr. of the residence.

On Wednesday May 20, at approximately 7:30 p.m., Alamance County Sheriff’s Deputies, with assistance agents of NC Alcohol Law Enforcement (ALE), executed a narcotics related search warrant at 413 Peele Street, Burlington, N.C.  

This search warrant was the end result of an intense investigation involving various violations of the N.C. Controlled Substances Act. Investigators identified the suspect a James Thompson, Jr. of the residence.

Investigators seized the following items from the residence: 

  • 2835.7 grams (6.25 lbs.) marijuana
  • 1940.3 grams ( 4.28 lbs.) of THC infused edibles
  • 137.5 grams (4.85 oz.) of THC oil
  • $2864.00 in U.S. currency
  • One AR 15 style rifle
  • One SCCY .380 handgun

Mr. Thompson was arrested and transported to the Alamance County Detention Center.

Name:                  James Thompson, Jr.; B/M/48

Address:              413 Peele Street

Burlington, N.C. 27215

Charges:              

1 count -  Felony Sell/Deliver Marijuana

2 counts - Felony Possession With Intent Sell Distribute Marijuana

1 count -  Felony Possession of Marijuana

1 count -  Felony Maintain Place to Keep/Sell Controlled Substance

2 counts - Felony Possession of Firearm by Felon

1 count -  Misdemeanor Possession Drug Paraphernalia

Bond: $50.000

If anyone has any information concerning the distribution of controlled substances within Alamance County, please contact the Alamance County Sheriff’s Office at 336-570-6300 and request to speak with a narcotics investigator or Alamance County Crimestoppers at: 336-229-7100.