A former Locust and Oakboro police officer faces multiple drug charges after being arrested early Saturday morning. Rachael Armstrong, 39, was arrested on 12 charges including felony possession of marijuana, two counts of trafficking in LSD and cocaine, possession with intent to sell/deliver (PWISD) cocaine and possessing marijuana paraphernalia, according to Sheriff Jeff Crisco. She was also charged with misdemeanor carrying a concealed weapon.
A sheriff’s deputy made contact with Armstrong after seeing her car parked behind Liberty Hill Primitive Baptist Church in Oakboro with no lights on around midnight, Crisco said.
“Due to the time of the night, nobody should be around behind the church,” Crisco said. After smelling alcohol and marijuana, the deputy searched the car and discovered marijuana, LSD and cocaine. The passenger, 43-year-old Larry Gulledge, was also arrested on similar charges including trafficking in cocaine and LSD and carrying a concealed weapon.