One Sampson County man is no stranger to local law enforcement, as deputies recently added to a laundry list of criminal activity dating back almost 20 years.
Brandon Douglas Sutton, 36, of 1320 Basstown Road, has been charged with four felony drug-related offenses, in addition to one misdemeanor offense.
According to reports from the Sampson County Sheriff’s Department, Sutton was stopped on Feb. 17 by deputies en route to a disturbance on Basstown Road. During the traffic stop, he gave deputies consent to search his vehicle, where Pseudophedrine and other meth precursor items were discovered.
Following an investigation into the material seized during the stop, warrants were obtained for the items Sutton was in possession of during the stop.
Sutton was later located during a traffic stop in Roseboro on Feb. 27 and the outstanding warrants were served. Sutton was once again found in possession of Pseudophedrine, and as a convicted felon with prior meth charges, additional charges were filed.
He has been charged with one felony count of possession and distribution of meth precursor, two felony counts of possession of Pseudophedrine with a prior meth conviction, felony possession with intent to manufacture a meth precursor and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
A $100,000 bond was placed on Sutton and his first scheduled court date is March 9.
Sutton’s criminal history dates back to 1999, when he was charged with a DWI. His first felony offense was in 2002, when he charged with possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
According to the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, since that 1999 conviction, Sutton has served a total of 15 years in prison, including time in both the Sampson and Duplin facilities and Central Prison.
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