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Butcher waives preliminary hearing

Local - 9/9/2013 6:42 PM by Rebecca Turco
FAYETTEVILLE - A Raleigh County correctional officer charged with three felonies related to drug trafficking waived his right to a preliminary hearing Monday.

James Howard Butcher, 41, is charged with delivering a controlled substance, possession with the intent to deliver and conspiracy after deputies executed a search warrant last month at a residence in Fayetteville.

Deputies found more than $3,000 worth of the drug Roxycodone, more than $4,000 cash and a large amount of firearms, according to Sheriff Steve Kessler.

Butcher will be indicted by a grand jury. That date has not been scheduled yet, but Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Roger Lambert said it will likely be during the session in January.

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