Woman, 27, is arrested on drug trafficking charges after child shows up at North Carolina elementary school with more than half a pound of cocaine in backpack
- Sharae Monique Becton of New Bern, North Carolina, was arrested after a sheriff’s agent found drugs in an elementary student’s book bag
- The Special Investigation Bureau of the Craven County Sheriff’s Office was called in and found that the child was carrying 260 grams of cocaine
- Becton, 27, was charged with trafficking cocaine, possession of a crime with the intent to sell or deliver cocaine, and child abuse
- The relationship between Becton and the Trent Park Elementary School student has not been disclosed
A North Carolina woman has been charged with drug trafficking and child abuse after a primary school student was found with 260 grams of cocaine in their backpack.
Sharae Monique Becton, 27, of New Bern, North Carolina, was arrested after a Craven County Sheriff attendant at Trent Park Elementary School saw a large amount of drugs in the child’s book bag on March 30.
After further investigation, the Craven County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Bureau identified the drugs as more than 260 grams of cocaine, or 0.57 pounds, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
The sheriff’s office has not disclosed the child’s gender, or what his or her relationship with Becton is.
Sharae Monique Becton, 27, a North Carolina woman accused of drug trafficking and child abuse after Craven County Sheriff found 260 g of cocaine in a children’s book bag
A Facebook page of Sharae Becton reveals that she had a daughter in 2012 and lists her profession as working in sales at Walmart in New Bern
Becton, 27, of New Bern, has been charged with felony trafficking in cocaine, felony possession with intent to sell or supply cocaine, and felony child abuse for allowing the child to possess more than 260 grams of cocaine.
A Facebook account of a Sharae Becton from New Bern reveals that she gave birth to a daughter in 2012.
Photos from an ultrasound and newborn photos of the girl are posted on her public page.
It says Becton attended New Bern High School and mentions her job as a sales associate at Walmart.
In September 2019, she asked for donations to a charity fundraising with autism.
Becton’s friends took to social media to show their support for her.
“Sharae Becton keep your head up,” one person wrote.