A tip about possible drug activity being conducted out of a local motel room has led to the arrest of a 37-year-old man on methamphetamine-related charges.
Ronald Dwayne Stevens, whose only address listed on Sampson sheriff’s reports was Room 10 of the Budget Inn on Southeast Boulevard in Clinton, was taken into custody around 5 p.m. Wednesday and charged with possession of methamphetamine, possess/distribute meth precursor, both felonies, and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.
According to Sheriff’s Cpl. Marcus Smith, Special Investigation Division agents went the motel room following a complaint and the investigation precipitated by the tip.
“Through our investigation, we were able to show probable cause for a search warrant and went to the motel room. That’s where he was arrested,” Smith said.
Seized at the time of the arrest was 1.3 grams of meth, three boxes of pseudoephederine, lithium batteries and assorted drug paraphernalia.
Stevens was placed under a $30,000 secured bond and remained in the Sampson Detention Center Friday afternoon. His first court appearance was also Friday, but no disposition of the case was available.