Drug Agents Arrest Two




On Friday December 19th 2014 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested and charged Nicholas Marshall Poe age 21 of 1190 Thomas Kelly Road Sanford with possession of narcotics in a correctional facility. Poe was jailed under a $20,000.00 secured bond.


On Friday December 19th 2014 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested and charged Omar Ruebeny Baylor age 31 of 811 Hillwood Street Sanford with 1 count of trafficking Opium (Percocet) by possession, 1 count trafficking Opium (Percocet) by sell, 1 count trafficking Opium (Percocet) by delivery, and 1 count of trafficking Opium (Percocet) by transportation. Baylor was jailed under a $120,000.00 secured bond.   

"Operation Deadbeat" Nets Many


Lee County Sheriff's Deputies began a special operation at 5 am this morning targeting those that owed back child support. Deputies began serving orders for arrest for back child support ranging from those that owed their children just a few thousand dollars, to those that owed nearly $50,000.00.

Those arrested for non-support are:


Tammi Lynn Johnson (32) W/F of 1201 Post Office Rd. Sanford was arrested for failing to pay child support; she was held $2,774 cash bond.

Jaymes Palmer, 26, of 203 Glover Street, Sanford, was placed in the Lee County Jail under $204.00 secured bond

James Henry Whitaker, 30, of 1197 Tempting Church Road, Sanford, was placed in the Lee County Jail under $6,487.00 secured bond

Billy Craig Carter, 44, of 290 Family Farm Lane, Sanford, was placed in the Lee County Jail under $16,544.00 secured bond

Ralph McDonald Reed Jr, 40, of 823 Juniper Road, Sanford, was placed in the Lee County Jail under $2,125.00 secured bond

Gabriel Antonio Chavez, 38, of 28 Sabre Drive, Sanford, was placed in the Lee County Jail under $1,889.00 secured bond

Jaquell Maurice Tysor, 28, of 311 Woodland Trail Road, Sanford, was placed in the Lee County Jail under $1,326.00 secured bond

Walter Petty, 59, of 1326 Boykin Avenue was placed in the Lee County Jail under $13,548.00 secured bond

Marcel D. Harrington, 38, of 1417 Ferrell Road, Sanford, was placed in the Lee County Jail under $3,747.00 secured bond

William C. Murchison, 52, of 205 Linden Avenue, Sanford, was placed in the Lee County Jail under $49,942.00 secured bond



Merry Christmas Lee County



A very good friend of mine, Buck Harris, sent me a very cool Christmas card this year. 

In case you don't recognize it, it is a picture of old Ben Weaver who was a character on the Andy Griffith show.  The scene is from the Christmas episode that aired during the first season of the Andy Griffith show.  Buck is a huge fan of the show and he knows I am as well.  Buck and I agree that it's the best episode of the Andy Griffith Show series.  If you have never seen this Christmas episode I would encourage you to do so.  It is a fine example of what Christmas is all about!!


Merry Christmas to all of Lee County!  Please be safe as we move into 2015!

God Bless You all! Once again, thank you for allowing me to serve as your Sheriff!

Sheriff's Office Staff Plays Santa

"They don't get a lot of visitors, and some of them don't have families to visit. And some of them, for whatever reason, may not be there next year."

It's a treat for the staff of the Lee County Sheriff's Office that involved in the effort to get out and visit those elderly citizens that have made Lee County what it is.

The department starts gathering items in the Fall and some items are even donated by the community.

Sheriff Carter said "It's about the spirit of giving. And more than anything, it's about teaching everybody that we've gotten into such a state of mind, that it's the little things that mean so much to so many. And the senior citizens sometimes are forgotten in the process. This has been something that my staff and I have enjoyed doing every year."

"Even in trying times, we figure out how to put smiles on the faces of these folks."

Drug Agents Having A Busy Week



On Friday December 5th 2014 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested and charged Diane Bosse Martin age 63 of 208 Hawk Road Sanford. Martin was charged with 2 counts of trafficking Oxycodone and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Martin was jailed under a $200,000.00 secured bond.

On Saturday December 6th 2014 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested and charged Patrick Jacob Fore age 20 of 76 Gravel Lane Sanford. Fore was charged with felony possession with the intent to sell and deliver Marijuana, felony maintaining a vehicle that was used for keeping and selling controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Fore was jailed under a $20,000.00 secured bond.

On Monday December 8th 2014 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested and charged Deyunta Reakon Clegg age 18 of 719 Courtland Drive Sanford. Clegg was arrested and charged with felony sell and deliver Marijuana, felony maintaining a residence to keep and sell controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Clegg was jailed under a $5,000.00 secured bond

On Monday December 8th 2014 Lee County Narcotics agents arrested and charged Daphne Ra-Keisha Smith age 33 of room 142 Palomino Drive Sanford. Smith was charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver Cocaine, sell and deliver Cocaine and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Smith was jailed under a $10,000.00 secured bond.

On Wednesday December 10th 2014 Lee County Narcotics agents arrested and charged Eric Wayne Strickland age 22 2004 Carthage Street Sanford. Strickland was charged with counts of trafficking Oxycodone, felony maintain a vehicle used for keeping and selling a controlled substance, and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Strickland was jailed under a $115,000.00 secured bond.

On Wednesday December 10th 2014 Lee County Narcotics agents arrested and charged Brandi Christine Wolbeck age 27 of 2004 Carthage Street Sanford. Wolbeck was charged with 2 counts of conspiracy to traffic Oxycodone. Wolbeck was jailed under a $120,000.00 secured bond.

On Wednesday December 10th 2014 Lee County Narcotics agents arrested and charged Micheal Jonathan York age 29 of 2630 Pilson Road Sanford. York was charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver Heroin, felony maintaining a vehicle for keeping and selling controlled substance and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. York was jailed under a $7,500.00 secured bond.