Law enforcement authorities have leveled additional felony charges against a woman connected to a meth lab seized in Royal Lane Apartments more than six months ago.
Windy Faircloth Furin, 40, of 125 Dunwoody Drive, Pikeville, has now been charged with two counts of trafficking methamphetamine in connection with the discovery of a meth lab in April.
Officers with the Sampson County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Division executed a probable cause search warrant at 426-A Royal Lane Apartments in Clinton in early April, and at the time, Furin and five additional people, including a juvenile, were inside the residence.
“During the search, a liquid was discovered and it was sent to the state lab for testing,” Lt. Marcus Smith said today. “The test results yielded a positive for meth, and as a result, warrants were obtained for trafficking meth.” That, in turn, resulted in the additional charges against Furin.
According to Smith, during the April search, agents located methamphetamine, items consistent with manufacturing meth and drug paraphernalia. The majority of the items were found in a pantry just off the kitchen. Meth waste was also found inside a dumpster near the residence.
Furin has now been placed under an additional $150,000 bond and is set to appear in court Nov. 3.
In April, in addition to Furin, agents arrested Ashley Megan Johnson, 28; Stephen Wayne Justus Jr., 33; Christopher Joe Justus, 26; and Justin Keith Daw, 33.
All were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and five counts of possession of precursor chemicals with intent to manufacture methamphetamine. Johnson, Furin, Stephen Justus Jr. and Christopher Justus each received an additional charge of maintaining a dwelling for the manufacture of methamphetamine because the four reportedly lived in the apartment. A neighbor, Daw had a listed address of 426-D Royal Lane Apartments.
Additional charges of possession of methamphetamine, improper disposal of hazardous waste and child abuse are pending, Smith said. The Sampson County Department of Social Services was contacted regarding the care of the juvenile and the State Bureau of Investigation responded for hazardous waste cleanup at Royal Lane Apartments.
Johnson, Furin, Stephen Justus Jr. and Christopher Justus were each placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $110,000 secured bond. Daw received $100,000 secured bond.
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