911 dispatchers face drug charges

Stephen Todd Oldham and Bradley Jason Howard

December 30, 2009 8:52:41 AM PST
Two Chatham County dispatchers have been arrested on prescription drug charges.

The NC State Bureau of Investigation says the arrests followed a buy by its prescription drug diversion unit.

Stephen Todd Oldham, 37, was arrested and charged with seven counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud/forgery and seven counts of trafficking in opium. Oldham was given a $25,000 secured bond by the Chatham County Magistrate’s Office.

Bradley Jason Howard, 30, was arrested and charged with five counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud/forgery. Howard was given a $5,000 secured bond by the Chatham County Magistrate’s Office.

The SBI says at the time of the arrests, Oldham and Howard worked for Chatham County Emergency Management. The Chatham County Sheriff’s Department assisted the SBI with the arrests.

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