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Crimestoppers Web Tip Results in Search Warrant, Three People Charged

Post Date:01/02/2018 2:14 PM

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Gina V. Hawkins

Chief of Police

Release: IMMEDIATE                     Contact: Sgt. S. Strepay, Public Information Officer

Date: January 2, 2018                     Phone: (910) 433-1374

 

Crimestoppers Web Tip Results in Search Warrant, Three People Charged

 

(Fayetteville, NC) – An anonymous tip to the Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers web based tip service has resulted in the issuance of a search warrant, two arrests, the issuance of a warrant, the seizure of narcotics, and the seizure of a stolen handgun.

 

On December 29, 2017 Patrol Officers with the Fayetteville Police Department’s Cross Creek District were following up on a tip submitted through the Crimestoppers website concerning the illegal sale of narcotics from a residence along the 5800 block of Tuckertown Lane.

When Officers made contact with the resident at the front door of the home, they detected the odor of marijuana coming from inside of the residence. Officers obtained a search warrant from a Magistrate and then executed the search warrant.

 

During the execution of the search warrant Officers located and seized just over 3 grams of marijuana, 13 grams of “crack” cocaine, a Glock handgun which had previously been reported stolen, ammunition, and numerous items of drug paraphernalia.

 

FPD Officers have charged three suspects in this case. Two of the suspects were arrested on scene and the third has outstanding warrants for her arrest. 

 

Rasheem Hicks

 

 

Rasheem K. Hicks (B/M, 39 years of age), of the 5800 block of Tuckertown Lane, has been arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine, Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Schedule II Substance, Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana, Manufacturing Cocaine, Conspiracy to Sell and Deliver Cocaine, Possession of a Firearm by a Convicted Felon, Possession of a Stolen Firearm, and Felony Maintaining a Dwelling for Use of a Controlled Substance.  Hicks was processed at the Cumberland County Detention Center and has since posted bond.

 

Rasheem Hicks Jr

 

Rasheem K. Hicks Jr., (B/M, 19 years of age) of the 5800 block of Tuckertown Lane, has been arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine, Felony Maintaining a Dwelling for Use of a Controlled Substance, Conspiracy to Sell and Deliver Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia.  Hicks Jr. was processed at the Cumberland County Detention Center and has since posted bond.

 

Rashia Hicks

 

FPD Officers obtained warrants for Rashia N. Hicks, (B/F, 21 years of age) of the 5800 block of Tuckertown Lane in regards to this case. Rashia Hicks has outstanding warrants charging her with Possession of Marijuana and Possession of Marijuana Paraphernalia. Anyone with information on the whereabouts of Rashia Hicks is encouraged to call 911 or to contact Crimestoppers.

 

The anonymous tipster will be eligible for a cash reward from the Fayetteville / Cumberland County Crimestoppers for the anonymous information they submitted that resulted in the outcome of this investigation.

 

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Crimestoppers reminds citizens they are asked to call Crimestoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477) or toll free at 1-866-542-TIPS (8477) if they have information regarding criminal activity.  This number is manned 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and is designated for Crimestoppers information only.  All calls are kept in complete confidence. Anonymous tips can also be submitted by downloading the FREE P3 Tips App on your mobile device, or at fay-nccrimestoppers.org. If the information provided leads to an arrest, citizens may receive a cash reward, as determined by a citizen board, of as much as $1000.  The amount of the reward varies, depending upon factors such as the information given, the nature of the crime committed, and the value of any property or narcotics seized.  Also, Crimestoppers pays cash rewards for any information that results in the arrest of fugitives from justice or anyone committing a felony or serious misdemeanor.

 

Crimestoppers is a proven method of solving crimes and is instrumental in the recovery of millions of dollars’ worth of stolen merchandise and narcotics.  The success of the program depends on citizen support, either by donations or by providing information. 

 

Citizen involvement in Crimestoppers makes our community a safer place to live, work, and play.

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