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Brunswick County arrests four people in drug busts

The Brunswick County Sheriff's Office Drug Enforcement Unit arrested four people after investigating drug activity reported at several addresses in Sunset Beach and Supply, N.C.

Ronald Ishman Gromsley, 20, of Sunset Beach, was arrested on June 4 and charged with possession with intent to manufacture marijuana and a schedule II drugs, maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance, manufacturing a schedule 1 drug, and possession of paraphernalia. Donnie Lyn McDowell, 38, of Supply was arrested on June 10, and charged with possession with intent to manufacture marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling to keep a controlled substance, possession with the intent to manufacture schedule 2 and schedule 3 drugs, and manufacturing schedule 2 drugs.

Ronnie Max Alexander, 58, of Supply and Ronald Patrick Alexander, 27, also of Supply, were arrested on June 9. The older Alexander was charged with possession with intent to distribute a schedule 2 and schedule 3 drug, manufacturing schedule 2 drugs, and possession of drug paraphernalia. The younger Alexander was charged with possession with the intent to distribute marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Sheriff's officers executed a search warrant on June 4, at 8922 Carra Lane in Sunset Beach, N.C. According to a report from the Sheriff's office, the officers obtained probable cause that a psilocybin mushroom labratory was located at the house. Agents seized about 47 grams of psilcybin mushrooms and 32 grams of marijuana and related paraphernalia.

The DEU, after several community complaints and information, searched 140 Swain Creek Trail in Supply, N.C. on June 10. Agents seized approximately 130 grams of marijuana, three marijuana plants, morphine tablets, hydrocodone pills and drug paraphernalia from the residence. Agents arrested McDowell.

The DEU also answered community complaints and information by searching 534 Pike Circle in Vineyard Landing Estates in Supply, N.C. on June 9. Agents seized one marijuana plant, a small amount of marijuana, drug paraphernalia and Endocet and Hydrocodone pills. Agents arrested both Ronnie Alexander and Ronald Alexander.

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