On Wednesday, probation officers with the N.C. Department of Corrections discovered a suspicious substance believed to be methamphetamine at Vernon Butler Naylor Jr.’s residence at 258 Sessoms-Naylor Lane, Roseboro. The probation officers requested assistance from the Sampson County Sheriff's Office Special Investigations Division after locating the substance.
Naylor was found to be in possession of 1.6 grams of a substance believed to be methamphetamine. Three other people at the location were also found to be in possession of methamphetamine, and marijuana was also found on another one of the occupants, according to reports.
A further search revealed a meth lab inside of a pop-up camping trailer behind the residence.
Naylor, 49, of 258 Sessoms-Naylor Lane, Roseboro, has been charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia. Naylor was placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $7,000 bond.
Naylor has an extensive history of drug-related convictions in just the last three years, including multiple convictions of exceeding the pseudoephedrine limit, possession of a Schedule II controlled substance, possession of a precursor with intent to manufacture and violating drug laws.
Also charged in connection with the investigation were James Coleman McLamb, 42, also of 258 Sessoms-Naylor Lane; Zachary Aaron Naylor, 22, of 92 Casper Road, Dunn; and Allison Lynn Tyndall, 28, of 109 E. May St., Dunn.
McLamb was charged with possession of methamphetamine. McLamb was placed under $5,000 bond. Zachary Naylor was charged with possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was placed under $9,000 bond. Tyndall was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and outstanding warrants for traffic offenses and placed under $5,500 bond.
According to information from the sheriff’s authorities, SID deputies immediately sealed off the area for safety and requested assistance from the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation. SBI agents responded to the scene, also receiving assistance from Sampson County EMS personnel and volunteers from the Herring Volunteer Fire Department.
All responders stayed on the scene for approximately 21 hours until a hazardous materials clean-up team could respond to remove the meth lab components. In all deputies seized 5.6 grams of methamphetamine and 4 grams of marijuana.
The four arrested all have first appearances in court scheduled for Dec. 10.
Chris Berendt can be reached at 910-592-8137, ext. 121, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.