Nurse practitioner facing drug charges

Amy Rebecca Pharr


By DEUCE NIVEN

     A nurse practitioner practicing in Whiteville is facing drug charges, Columbus County Sheriff’s Office records show.
     Amy Rebecca Pharr, 55, was arrested at her Waccamaw Shores Road home in Lake Waccamaw Monday, a report by Det. Barrett Thompson said.
     Pharr was charged with marijuana possession and maintaining a place for a controlled substance, the later a felony. She was released from the Columbus County Detention Center under a $3,500 unsecured bond.
     Sheriff’s detectives located about two grams of marijuana while executing a search warrant on Pharr’s home Monday, sheriff’s spokeswoman Michelle Tatum said in a news release. Drug paraphernalia and brownies made from marijuana were also taken from the home, Tatum said.
     “Information gathered from another investigation,” prompted the probe that resulted in Monday’s arrest, Tatum said.
     Pharr’s arrest comes about a month after her husband, Eugene Daniel Golden, 49, was arrested in a complex construction fraud case that investigators said spans five states.
     For more on this story see this week’s Tabor-Loris Tribune in print and online.

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