Deputies said they located marijuana, heroin and drug paraphernalia on an Iron Station man following his attempts to take products from a Denver store over the weekend.
Sheriffâ€™s deputies spotted Ronald Lee Hoyle Jr., 27, of Hudson Poultry Road, as he was exiting the Wal-Mart store on N.C. 16, authorities said.
Store security told deputies the man had allegedly exchanged productsâ€™ bar codes in order to purchase an item at a lesser price.
When deputies searched the man, they said they found illegal drugs along with a syringe and needle.
Hoyle was charged with one felony count each of larceny from a merchant and possession of a schedule I controlled substance as well as misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Heâ€™s currently being held in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond.
Hoyleâ€™s public record showed similar drug-related offenses, according to the stateâ€™s Department of Correction website. Since 2002, heâ€™s been convicted of schedule IV drug possession along with two separate instances of possession of drug paraphernalia.
DOC also listed misdemeanor charges for resisting an officer and driving with a revoked license, a crime that placed him behind Lincoln County bars for four months.