pexels Crime tape A Fayetteville man was arrested on drug charges after narcotics agents searched a Fayetteville home Tuesday morning, Aug. 16 and found cocaine and marijuana, the Cumberland County Sheriff’s Office said.

The Sheriff’s Office executed a search warrant just after 6:30 a.m. at 214 Nimocks Ave. During the search, narcotics agents found 4.38 grams of cocaine, 19.99 grams of marijuana and drug paraphernalia, the Sheriff’s Office said in a release.

Echols M. Howell, 46, was charged with possession with intent to sell cocaine, manufacturing cocaine, possession with intent to sell marijuana, manufacturing marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia, the release said.

Howell was released on a $15,000 unsecured bond. His first appearance is scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Cumberland County Detention Center, the release said.
Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact the Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit at 910-677-5525 or Fayetteville-Cumberland County CrimeStoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).