Second suspect charged with murder in Hyde County drug overdoses

Alfornia Anderson Jr. (Photo courtesy of Mecklenburg County Jail)

CHARLOTTE, Mecklenburg County - A second suspect has been arrested in the drug overdose deaths of Englehard residents Sarah Reams and Ryan Gibbs.

Alifornia Anderson Jr., 32, was arrested Wednesday night on two open counts of murder, plus a probation violation, and booked into the Mecklenburg County Jail. He is being held on a $1,000,000 secured bond.

Anderson's probation violation stems from a 2015 conviction out of Dare County on possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.

Reams' mother, Judy Cox, confirmed to NewsChannel 12 that authorities told her last week they were continuing to look for a second suspect - Anderson - in the deaths, following the arrest of Englehard resident Tiffaney Webber on two counts of felony murder on June 8.

Webber, Cox said, allegedly sold a deadly combination of Fentanyl and heroin to Ryan and Sarah instead of the cocaine they thought they were getting.

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