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Today my staff and I were honored to be guests at a surprise event at the Lee County Wildlife Club for a local solider, Major Samuel Sama, who just returned from deployment.



Samuel joined the Army shortly after the 9-11 terrorist attacks. He was deeply saddened by these events and wanted to make a difference for his country. He is the only member of his family to have served in the United States military.



In 2006, Samuel was deployed to Germany, leaving his wife Adilia and family, including their youngest child, which was two years old at the time. He spent 11 months away from his family. By God's Grace, his duties have kept him close to home until his recent deployment to Iraq which kept him away for 9 months.

Samuel has always had a passion for helping others. He was one of a few in his class who earned his degree in the Army as a Nurse Anesthetist. In the Army, he functions as the only licensed independent anesthesia practitioner for all minor and complex surgeries. 


Major Sama is currently stationed at Fort Bragg and has served our country in the US Army for over 10 years. He loves his service in the US Army and plans to make it a career path.

I love America because I can enjoy the freedoms that our older generations fought so hard for! Thanks to our present and future generations of service members who will ensure we keep those same freedoms!

Thanks Major Sama for your service and sacrifice along with the others in our community doing the same.

Sheriff Watson Rd Woman Arrested for Drugs

09/23/2016 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Lucero Magdelena Moreno, 35 years old of 8565 Sheriff Watson Road Sanford NC 27330 for sell and deliver heroin, two counts of maintaining a dwelling place to store/distribute a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell opiate prescription medication, drug paraphernalia and possession of stolen property. 

Moreno was jailed under a $17,000.00 secured bond.

Sheriff Watson Rd Man Arrested for Drugs/Firearms


09/23/2016 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Maurice Devonte Purcell, 24 years old of 8565 Sheriff Watson Road Sanford NC 27330 for sell and deliver heroin, two counts of maintaining a dwelling place to store/distribute a controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell opiate prescription medication, drug paraphernalia, firearm by felon and possession of stolen property. Purcell was jailed under a $27,000.00 secured bond.

Rice Road Woman Arrested For Drugs

09/20/2016 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Kimberley Michelle Nashwinter, 24 years old of 1919 Rice Road Sanford NC 27330 for two counts of Possession with intent to sell, two counts of deliver with intent to manufacture Oxycodone, two counts of Sell and deliver Oxycodone and two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia. Nashwinter was jailed under a $6,000.00 secured bond.

Rose Street Woman Arrested For Drugs

September 14th 2016, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Daphane Marie Biron, age 23 of 201 Rose Street Sanford NC 27330.

Biron was charged with 1 count for selling Oxycodone, 1 count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver Oxycodone, 1 count of delivering Oxycodone, 1 count selling Heroin, 1 count possession with intent to sell and deliver Heroin and 1 count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Biron was jailed under a $30,000.00 secured bond.

Female Arrested For Breaking & Entering




9/13/2016 @ 1:26PM the Lee County Sheriff’s Office received a 911 call from 3528 St. Andrews Ch. Rd. Sanford in reference to a burglary in progress. Upon deputies arrival Jeanette Odell Cameron (34) of 144 Lightwood Ln. Sanford was on scene operating a white Ford Taurus, which was blocked in by the 911 caller. A black male wearing a dark colored shirt fled the scene and is still at large. The residence was found to have been broken into and a TV was taken and recovered. Cameron was arrested on scene and was charged with breaking and entering, larceny and possessing stolen goods; she was held under $2,000 secured bond.

Lock It or Lose It

Lock It or Lose It...

Our deputies have been busy this morning taking reports from citizens finding items missing from their cars overnight.


One of the easiest steps you can take to protect your vehicle is to lock your doors and make sure your windows are closed. Often thieves will simply search parking lots or driveways for unlocked vehicles they can quickly enter and steal from. 

Properly store valuables such as GPS devices, phones, tablets, or any other electronic equipment out of sight. Also hide any power cables or mounts that may be clues that a device is hidden in your car since thieves may see these accessories and break into your car in hopes of finding the electronic device in your glove box or center console.

Never leave firearms in your vehicle unless you have a properly installed and secured gun vault made for this purpose.


Lastly, some car insurance companies will not cover such losses if you neglect to properly secure your vehicle.

Don't be an easy victim.  Lock it or lose it.

The LCSO is offering a reward leading to the arrests of these individuals.

Pistol Permit Changes



LEE COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE ANNOUNCES NEW PROCEDURE
FOR PISTOL PERMITS
LCSO has completed the process and has implemented a new web-based system that will expedite the process of obtaining a permit to purchase a pistol.   This new system will provide the citizens a faster, more secure and paperless process in obtaining pistol permits and also assist the Sheriff's department in exceeding the required compliance levels set forth by the State of North Carolina.

Concealed Carry Permits and Renewal Applications will continue to be available online or in the lobby of the Sheriffs Office for those that desire to manually complete the paperwork.

Payment will be required at the time of submitting the application whether it be online or in person.


Applicants will still be required to appear in person and sign a release form to process the background check portion of the process.

Questions concerning this process can be answered by calling 919-718-4561, ext 5 or 6, during business hours.