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2 from Hope Mills arrested for human trafficking in eastern NC

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Robin Applewhite is charged with human trafficking and conspiracy, along with various drug charges. Robin Applewhite is charged with human trafficking and conspiracy, along with various drug charges.
Samantha Rivard is charged with human trafficking and conspiracy, along with various drug charges. Samantha Rivard is charged with human trafficking and conspiracy, along with various drug charges.
JACKSONVILLE, N.C. -

Police in eastern North Carolina have arrested two people of Hope Mills on charges of human trafficking.

Jacksonville police arrested 36-year-old Robin Applewhite and 29-year-old Samantha Rivard, both of Hope Mills. The two face charges of human trafficking and conspiracy, along with various drug charges.

Police say they responded to a motel Sunday where they found a woman who said she had been taken from Cumberland County to Jacksonville and forced into prostitution.

Applewhite is in jail on $800,000 bond. Rivard is being held on $700,000 bond. If was not immediately clear if they had attorneys.

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