Four Sampson County residents have received felony drug charges following separate investigations, including a meth bust at a Clinton residence on U.S. 421 Friday and a traffic stop north of Clinton Sunday night.
In the first investigation, state probation officers requested the assistance of Sampson County Sheriff’s deputies Friday in searching a residence on U.S. 421 North because the defendant was on probation, Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith said. During the search, narcotics were found and two people were arrested.
According to reports, a small amount of meth — 0.3 gram of the drug — was seized along with various precursors.
Jonathan Manley McCullen, 34, of 3105 N. U.S. Hwy. 421, Clinton, was charged with possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for the storage of a controlled substance and three counts of possession of a precursor chemical, all felony offenses.
Tessie Nicole Cashwell, 35, of 1881 Harnett Church Road, Roseboro, was charged with four counts of possession of a precursor chemical. She was also served with an order for her arrest on a charged of misdemeanor larceny, stemming from a Feb. 1 warrant.
McCullen was taken into custody at the residence Friday and subsequently placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $250,000 secured bond. Cashwell was reportedly served at the Sheriff’s Office and placed under $200,000 secured bond.
In a separate incident, two Clinton residents received felony cocaine charges following a traffic stop on Governor Moore Road, Clinton.
Kevin Germaine Lee, 40, of 97 Frank Lane, Clinton, and Precious Jazzlyn McMillan, 28, of 2656 King Road, Clinton, were each charged with possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana up to half an ounce and possession of marijuana paraphernalia.
Those charges stemmed from a vehicle stop, reportedly for a traffic violation. A search was conducted of the vehicle and crack cocaine was located inside the vehicle. According to reports, about 1.2 gram of crack was seized, as was 0.6 gram of marijuana.
As a result, Lee and McMillan were charged. Secured bonds were set at $30,000 apiece.
Arrests reports for the two show that they were processed just before midnight Sunday.
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