Sheriff: Undercover deputy traded underwear for crack cocaine

David Marcus Brinson (left), Desirae Myleka Headen (middle) and Richard Raheen Brooks (Mugshots provided by, Randolph County Sheriff's Office)

David Marcus Brinson (left), Desirae Myleka Headen (middle) and Richard Raheen Brooks (Mugshots provided by, Randolph County Sheriff's Office)

ASHEBORO, N.C. — Deputies say three people were arrested after an undercover officer traded one of the suspects underwear for crack cocaine. 

According to the Randolph County Sheriff’s Office, the transaction occurred Thursday between an undercover deputy and one of the three suspects, 23-year-old David Marcus Brinson. 

In a news release, deputies said the undercover officer “traded men’s and women’s undergarments for crack cocaine.” 

Brinson’s vehicle was stopped after the trade.  Deputies say they searched the suspect’s vehicle and found more cocaine, a “small amount” of cash, and a 12-gauge shotgun.  The total amount of crack cocaine seized was about 2.9 grams, deputies said. 

As a result of the search, deputies say they arrested Brinson and two others. 

Brinson is charged with selling/delivering cocaine, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, felony possession of cocaine and conspiring to sell/deliver cocaine.  He was also charged with misdemeanor larceny in connection with an outstanding warrant stemming from Guilford County. 

Desirae Myleka Headen, 21, is charged with felony possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine and conspiring to sell/deliver cocaine.  She was given a secured bond of $2,500. 

Richard Raheen Brooks, 35, is charged with felony possession of cocaine and possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine.  He was issued a $1,000 secured bond. 



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