A Clinton woman, with a myriad of outstanding warrants, went into the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office last week to talk with investigators and was promptly arrested.
According to reports released Monday, Erica Susan Jackson Batts, 31, of 1280 Kitty Fork Road, Clinton, was charged with 13 counts of obtaining a controlled substance by fraud/forgery; and two counts of trafficking opium or heroin.
The charges stem from a year-long investigation, which is ongoing, that alleges Batts obtained prescription medication through fraudulent means.
Sheriff’s investigators would not release any more information on the case Monday.
“We cannot release specifics of the case because it is still an active criminal investigation,” said Capt. Eric Pope Monday afternoon. “However, enough probable cause existed to make the arrest on the suspect in the case.”
What is known is that after talking with investigators Thursday, June 23 around noon, Batts was immediately taken in front of Magistrate G.C. Hollingsworth, who charged Batts and subsequently gave her a $32,500 secured bond. Hollingsworth also gave her a trial date of July 8.
Batts has no previous convictions.
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