Last updated: September 02. 2014 2:01PM - 3653 Views
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Three area residents re facing meth-related charges following their arrest over the Labor Day weekend.

Two of the three — Chrissy Gamino, 35, 340 Reedsford Road, Clinton and Christopher Brian Rouse, 39, 694 Red hill Road, Mount Olive, remained in jail Tuesday. A third, Matthew Douglas Newgent, 24, 46 Mandolin Lane, Roseboro, was released under a $20,000 secured bond.

Gamino was charged with possession of methamphetamine, a felony, and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $20,000.

Rouse was charged with one felony count of possession of meth. He is also under a $20,000 bond.

Newgent was charged with felony count of possession of meth and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

According to Sampson Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith, the arrests came on the heels of a “knock and talk” conducted by Special Investigation Division agents who went to the 49 Eagle Lane after receiving information about possible illegal activity at the residence.

“When agents arrived,” Smith said, “they observed one suspect attempting to hide contraband that was consistent with narcotics”

A search led to the discover of meth — .3 grams and a syringe on Newgent, .5 grams on Rouse and .3 grams on Gamino, the lieutenant noted.

A total 0.30 grams of meth was seized during the arrest.

All three are scheduled to make a first appearance in Sampson District Court on Sept. 12.

(Reach editor Sherry Matthews at 910-249-4612. Follow her on Twitter @sieditor1960; follow the paper @SampsonInd and like us on Facebook.)

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