Three People Charged With Drug Violations & Child Abuse

RIVER BEND, Craven County, NC – Complaints by citizens in River Bend led to a combined 30 drug violations and child abuse charges against four suspects.

River Bend Police and ALE agents busted the home at 27-A Mulberry Lane in River Bend. The drug bust was the culmination of a month-long investigation.

“We got multiple complaints of high traffic, lots of cars in and out all the times during the day, foot traffic from different locations, noise complaints,” said Detective George Wilson with River Bend Police.
Patricia Little is charged with felony possession of cocaine, child abuse, simple possession of a schedule III controlled substance, nine counts of possession of marijuana paraphernalia, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, and one count of possession of marijuana. Little has bonded out of jail, but police are again looking for her on two outstanding warrants.

Tonya Jones is charged with four counts of possession of marijuana paraphernalia and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Jones has bonded out of jail.

Ashley Valez is charged with simple possession of a schedule IV controlled substance, driving an uninsured vehicle, and allowing an unlicensed driver. Valez has bonded out of jail.

Ronald McCotter is charged with driving with a revoked license and no seatbelt. He was cited and released at the scene.

River Bend police are still searching for Patricia Little, who has outstanding warrants for felony cocaine possession and child abuse. If you have any information on Little’s whereabouts, you’re asked to call River Bend Police at (252) 638-1108.