North Carolina deputies plea for civility after mugshot sparks wisecracks

Orlando Lopez of Florida was arrested on drug charges Friday in North Carolina.
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Orlando Lopez of Florida was arrested on drug charges Friday in North Carolina.

Credit: Robeson County Sheriff's Office

Credit: Robeson County Sheriff's Office

Florida man arrested Friday in North Carolina on drug trafficking charges had his mugshot go viral, though not for a reason the arresting agency was happy about.

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Orlando Lopez, 43, was arrested Friday night along I-95 by Robeson County Deputy following a traffic stop. He was found to have 98 grams of cocaine and 35 grams of methamphetamine inside the vehicle.

He was booked on a variety of drug trafficking charges and was given a $250,000 bond.

However, on the Robeson County Sheriff's Office Facebook page, the agency added some notes to the official details of the arrest. Specifically, they called out posters for making fun of the man's head deformity, posting:

“Even though this individual has been charged for committing a crime, he is still someone’s child/family member. It is obvious that he has suffered some type of injury. Please refrain from making jokes/negative comments. Have a blessed day.”

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