A Harnett County resident was arrested in a Raleigh store parking lot on charges that he sold opiates three times to an undercover officer working with Wake County sheriff's investigators.
Kip Ryan Phebus, 35, of 132 Tim Circle in Angier was at a Sam’s Club on South Saunders Street about 6 p.m. Friday when the undercover officer bought drugs and authorities moved in to make the arrest, according to arrest warrants and county records.
The warrants charged that Phebus sold to the undercover officer on June 30 and July 8, then had a larger quantity of a drug on Friday. The transactions led to charges of drug trafficking.
Investigators did not specify which drug they accused Phebus of selling. Opiates are listed as Schedule I drugs in the state’s list of controlled substances.
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Other charges in the warrant for Friday’s activity accused Phebus of felo ny possession with intent to sell hydrocodone, a Schedule II drug, and amphetamine, a Schedule III drug.
Phebus also was accused of using a Hyundai Genegis to keep and sell drugs and conspiring with Maegan Ann Phebus to traffic in the opiates.
Maegan Phebus, 34, who lives at the same address in Angier, was arrested after she came to the sheriff’s office in downtown Raleigh about two hours after Kip Phebus. arrest.
She was charged with conspiring in each of the sales to the undercover officer, with maintaining the Hyundai for drugs and with possession of hydrocodone and phentermine, a prescription weight-loss drug.
It was not clear how the Phebuses were related.
Kip Phebus was held in lieu of $2 million bail. Maegan Phebus was held on $600,000 bail. Both were due for court appearances Monday.