NEWTON GROVE — Three Sampson County residents have been arrested on felony drug charges following a routine traffic stop in the northern end of the county.
Tamra Lynn Carr, 22, of 2057 Pine Ridge Road, Clinton, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. She also received a charge of possession of a controlled substance in jail premises.
Seth Hudson Giddens, 33, of 2060 Mount Olive Hwy., Newton Grove, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Christopher Lee Barefoot, 53, of 11395 N.C. 50, Newton Grove, was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana.
A deputy conducted a stop on their vehicle as it traveled on William R. King Road, reportedly pulling it for a traffic violation. During the stop, the deputy conducted a probable cause search and located about four grams of meth inside the vehicle.
“As a result of the search, all three defendants were taken into custody and charged,” Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith stated.
Carr was placed in the Sampson County Detention under $35,000 secured bond. Giddens and Barefoot were placed under secured bonds of $30,000.
According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety, Giddens was just convicted in March 2016 of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, for which he received a suspended sentence and two years probation. That conviction stemmed from a December 2015 investigation. Barefoot has a previous conviction of possession of drug paraphernalia in Johnston County in 2012, court records show.
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