Garland probe nets drug arrest


A Garland man has been arrested on a slew of drug charges folllowing investigation into drug activity at his residence, according to Sampson County Sheriff’s officials.

Shamar Tyrone McNeil, 35, of 327 Longview Lake Road, Garland, was charged with felony possession of cocaine, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver cocaine, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana paraphernalia and possession of a firearm by felon.

McNeil’s arrest, made Thursday morning, was the result of a search warrant that was executed at his residence on Longview Lake Road. That search warrant was issued as a result of an investigation into drug activity at the residence, Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith noted.

“During the search warrant 14.8 grams of cocaine and 9 grams of marijuana were seized,” he said.

According to his arrest report, McNeil was actually taken into custody on South Ingold Avenue, Garland.

N.C. Department of Public Safety records show that McNeil has a criminal record in Sampson County that includes convictions on charges of assault on an officer, possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance, driving while impaired, larceny and possession of stolen goods.

Just last week, a lengthy investigation into alleged drug activity at a Harrells residence resulted in the arrest of one man on a slew of felony drug and firearm offenses, sheriff’s officials said.

As part of that investigation, agents with the Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Division executed search warrants at both 315 Longview Lake Road, Garland, and a single-wide trailer located in the area of 603 Wilbur Pridgen Road, Harrells.

According to initial reports, agents seized 1 gram of cocaine and nearly 32 grams of marijuana at the Wilbur Pridgen Road address. Both locations were investigated regarding the sale of cocaine and marijuana and officers discovered both drugs, as well as firearms, at both residences.

Now investigation into a neighboring residence on Longview Lake Road has resulted in more drug seizures and another arrest.

McNeil’s bond was set at $50,000 secured.

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