Four arrested after complaint of meth cooking

By: By Chris Berendt -

AUTRYVILLE — Four people have been arrested on charges of meth manufacturing and possession of ingredients to make the drug following a complaint investigated at a residence in the Autryville area.

Agents with the Sampson County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Division responded Monday to a complaint of possible meth manufacturing at 2312 South River Road, Autryville.

”Upon arrival, agents located items consistent with manufacturing methamphetamines,” said Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith. “As a result a search was conducted and the suspects were arrested and charged.”

The four charged included Kimberly Lou Huff, 37, of 2041 S. River Road, Autryville; Lonnie Franklin Faircloth, 53, of 2312 South River Road, Autryville; Teresa Maria Shea, 47, of 6545 Lina Drive, Autryville; and William Eric Williams Jr., 38, of 812 Magnolia Church Road, Stedman.

All four were charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and five counts of possessing and distributing meth precursor chemicals.

Additionally, Huff was charged with possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia. She was also charged with failing to comply with monies and served an order for her arrest for failing to appear in Cumberland County on a charge of simple assault. Williams received an additional charge of maintaining a place/dwelling for the storage of a controlled substance.

Huff was placed under $251,365 secured bond. Williams’ bond was set at $250,000, while Shea and Faircloth were each placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under bonds of $175,000 secured.

The investigation is ongoing, sheriff’s officials said.

According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety, Huff was convicted in February 2016 of possessing and distributing meth precursor in Sampson County. She received a suspended sentence but she was sentenced to three months in prison later in 2016 when her probation was revoked, court records show.

Faircloth has a slew of convictions in Sampson but just one in the past decade, exceeding pseudoephedrine limit in September 2011, for which he received a suspended sentence, according to NCDPS records.





By Chris Berendt

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