Drugs led to Moore County murder charge, sheriff says

Ivory Eugene Robinson
Ivory Eugene Robinson

Moore County sheriff's deputies have charged Ivory Eugene Robinson,33, of Vass with murder in a death that Sheriff Neil Godfrey said involved drugs.

Godfrey said Robinson was arrested Monday in a case in which Meghan Burum, 22, who lived in Aberdeen, was found dead earlier in the day in the back seat of a car in the county’s Cameron area.

A woman in Cameron had called deputies after, she told them, she found a woman unresponsive in the back seat of her car. The woman in the car was declared dead at the scene and later was identified as Burum, Godfrey said. It was unclear why Burum was in the car.

Godfrey said the murder charge was justified because a suspect “can be charged with murder when that person unlawfully distributes a drug to someone and the ingestion of that drug causes the death of the user.”

He did not identify the drug or say what Robinson’s relationship to Burum was.

Robinson was held without bail pending a July 27 court appearance.

Ron Gallagher: 919-829-4572, @RPGKT