Five arrested in county drug investigations

By Chris Berendt - [email protected]
Tshawn Williams -
Dixon -
Thomas -
Phillips - -
Travis Williams - -

Five people have been arrested on drug charges following investigation by Sampson County Sheriff’s agents, who executed search warrants at two separate residences in Roseboro on Thursday, uncovering a pound of marijuana and items to make meth.

After receiving complaints and conducting investigations, agents with the Sheriff’s Office Special Investigation Division served two separate search warrants on Thursday. Agents said the warrants were unrelated to each other.

Agents responded to a residence on East Pleasant Street, Roseboro, where they served the first search warrant. During a search of the residence, one pound of marijuana was located and three suspects taken into custody.

Tshawn Zachary Williams, 26, of 305 E. Pleasant St., Roseboro, and Shayla Nicole Dixon, 25, of 105 Walker Melvin Lane, Roseboro, were each charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana. Bonds were set at $15,000 and $10,000, respectively.

A third suspect, Nathan Andre Thomas, 24, also of 305 E. Pleasant St., Roseboro, was charged with felony possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and misdemeanor drug paraphernalia. He also received a charge of misdemeanor child abuse. His bond was set at $40,000.

The drug agents later responded to a residence on Reagan Lane, Roseboro, “to follow up on drug-related complaints they had received.”

While at the location, agents established enough probable cause to obtain a search warrant on the residence. During a search of the residence, agents located items consistent with manufacturing methamphetamines. As a result, two suspects were taken into custody and charged.

Justina Skye Phillips, 25, of 149 Reagan Lane, Roseboro, and Travis Brett Williams, 21, of 31 Plug Lane, Autryville, were each charged with seven counts of felony meth precursors, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and misdemeanor storage of hazardous waste without a permit. Bond was set at $100,000 apiece.

This is Phillips’ second run-in with sheriff’s authorities in little more than a month. She was arrested at the end of February for allegedly stealing a belt and jeggings from the Dollar General in Roseboro. Further investigation into that incident also linked her to a break-in on Reagan Lane in December 2016.

Phillips, who has an alternate address on Old Mintz Highway, Roseboro, faced charges of larceny, possession of stolen goods, breaking and entering and larceny in those cases and was placed under $25,000 total bond. She was subsequently released before being placed back into the Sampson County Detention Center following Thursday’s arrest.

“This is yet another example of citizen involvement aiding in ridding our county of drug dealers,” Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith said. “We appreciate the information and cooperation of citizens who report suspicious activity and the hard work of our investigators who follow up on these complaints.”

Tshawn Williams
https://www.clintonnc.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/web1_Tshawn-Zachary-Williams-1.jpgTshawn Williams

Dixon
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Thomas
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Phillips
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Travis Williams
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By Chris Berendt

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