Columbus County student accused of selling pills through social media

Columbus County student accused of selling pills through social media
Hunter Todd Campbell

WHITEVILLE, NC (WECT) - A Columbus County student is accused of selling prescription medication through social media, according to the sheriff’s office.

Investigators with the Vice-Narcotics Unit received a tip that a student was advertising the sale of pills on an unspecified social media site and set up a meeting to purchase the narcotics.

An undercover agent met with the student, 17-year-old Hunter Todd Campbell of Whiteville, and purchased Oxycontin and pills identified as Valium, which turned out to be counterfeit.

Investigators executed a search warrant at Campbell’s home on Mill Pond Road on May 7 and located marijuana, prescription pills, and the cash the undercover agent used to purchase the drugs.

Campbell was charged with sell/deliver a schedule II controlled substance and sell/deliver a counterfeit substance; both felonies.

He was booked into the Columbus County Jail under a $10,000 bond.

“If you are aware of illegal drug activity being promoted on social media, please contact us,” said Sheriff Jody Greene in a news release. “I urge every parent to monitor their child’s social media posts and the social media posts of your child’s friends. Active parenting is essential to safeguarding our children.”

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