One added to list of drug sting arrests

By: By Kristy D. Carter -

The list of those arrested following a year-long investigation by the Sampson County Sheriff’s Department continues to grow.

Allen Simmons, 61, of 70 Julius Lane, Clinton has been charged with a laundry list of felony charges associated to possession of methamphetamine. Arrested at his home, Simmons received 10 felony charges, all related to the narcotics investigation that has already landed 27 others behind bars.

According to reports released by the Sheriff’s Department, Simmons was charged with three counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver meth, two counts of selling meth, two counts of delivering meth and three counts of maintaining a vehicle for the sell of a controlled substance.

At the time of his arrest, Simmons was found in possession of 5.2 grams of methamphetamine. He now sits in the Sampson County Detention Center under a $30,000 bond. His first court appearance is scheduled for Friday, July 28.

This arrest bring the total number of individuals taken into custody as part of the year-long investigation to 28, a culmination of an undercover probe by the Sampson County Sheriff’s Special Investigation Division.

The arrests in the investigation began just over a week ago, when officers charged 11 people with multiple felony drug charges.

Just last week, another 14 were added to the list, on multiple felony offenses related to the manufacture, sell and delivery of marijuana, cocaine and prescription drugs.

Over the weekend, two more individuals were served with warrants for arrest, including one man who was already sitting behind bars at the local detention center under a $2 million bond for a home invasion incident that happened in February.

Sheriff’s officials have declined to go into detail about the investigation at this point. The 28 people arrested on the felony charges have received bonds ranging from $10,000 to $200,000.


By Kristy D. Carter

Reach Kristy D. Carter at 910-592-8137, ext. 2588. Follow us on Twitter at @SampsonInd. Like us on Facebook.

Reach Kristy D. Carter at 910-592-8137, ext. 2588. Follow us on Twitter at @SampsonInd. Like us on Facebook.