SALEMBURG — A meth investigation that began with two felony arrests during a late-night traffic stop ended with two more arrests in connection with a meth lab on Zoar Church Road where authorities said meth was being sold.
Shortly after midnight Thursday, deputies assigned to the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division (SID) conducted a traffic stop on Bearskin Road, a stop that led to the discovery of methamphetamine, meth precursors, marijuana and drug paraphernalia, according to reports.
Both occupants of the vehicle, Dusty Wayne McLamb, 23, and Cynthia Denise McLamb, 32, both of 5379 Plainview Hwy., Dunn, were arrested and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession/distribution of meth precursors, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. Dusty McLamb and Cynthia McLamb were placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $50,000 and $105,000 secured bonds, respectively.
A short time later, SID deputies discovered a meth lab at the Salemburg residence of Earl Wayne Mitchum, 33, who also has an address listed on Tyndall Town Road, Clinton, in sheriff’s records. After a search warrant was obtained, agents discovered meth manufacturing precursors, as well as meth and “meth waste,” at the single-wide trailer located at 2323 Zoar Church Road, Salemburg.
Evidence indicated methamphetamine was being sold from the residence, authorities said.
Mitchum was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, four counts of possession/distribution of meth precursors, manufacturing meth, maintaining a dwelling for the sale and manufacture of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and storage of hazardous waste without a permit. Darlon Dillon-Anthony Kinlock, 44, whose address is listed as 208 W. North St., Roseboro, was also located inside the residence. Sheriff’s reports show he received the same exact charges as Mitchum.
Mitchum and Kinlock were placed in the Detention Center under $305,000 secured bonds apiece.
While deputies were processing the scene, Amber Vinson of 9943 Ruth Vinson Road, Autryville, arrived at the location and fled from officers. She was apprehended and charged with possession of marijuana and several traffic offenses. Vinson was placed in the Detention Center under $4,000 secured bond.
Deputies also cited William Mitchum for possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia when he arrived at the residence at approximately 6 a.m. Friday.
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