Department Receives Accolades For Job Well Done

The North Carolina Narcotics Enforcement Officers Association pinned the Lee County Sheriff's Office with the "Investigation Of The Year" following their investigation which netted 25 arrests, seizure of approximately $800,000.00, 15 vehicles, 11,000 grams of cocaine and 8,000 grams of Crystal Methamphetamine.

The NCNEOA reviews narcotics cases from departments throughout the state and this year makes the first time LCSO has brought home the award!

This particular investigation spanned multiple counties throughout North Carolina, Virginia and Texas.  Most of the suspects are still incarcerated awaiting trail.

Hats off the Men and Women of the LCSO Narcotics Team!

Career Day at The Boys and Girls Club

In honor of National Police Week, the Boys and Girls Club invited our department to come share with the kids in attendance about our careers, the education and training that police officers must complete and what it takes to protect our local schools. What a great group of young men and ladies AND staff!

19 Year Old Man Arrested for Torching Barns

Tyler James Laskoske (19) W/M of 211 Woodland Trails, Sanford was arrested for burning several barns on May 3, 2015. Four barns were destroyed by the fire at 747 Avents Ferry Rd. Sanford. The barns were owned by Donnie Campbell. 

Laskoske was held under $2,000 secured bond.

Wake County Student Charged with Cyberstalking

Lee County High School was locked down briefly Thursday while deputies investigated a case of cyberstalking.  A student told school resource officers she had received a threatening text message on her phone from someone she didn’t know. She said she had denied a friendship request by the person only to receive the threatening message, which contained personal information about her.

Investigators quickly located the Wake County student that had sent the message. The student admitted he didn’t know the Lee High student and had gotten the personal information from her social media pages. Investigators said no one at Lee High was in danger.

A Juvenile Petition was submitted today to the State.

More information on Cyberstalking can be found here.

Job Well Done Jimmy!

In memory of Jimmy, the infamous K9 dog that served both the NC State Highway Patrol and the Lee County Sheriff’s Office was honored today with a memorial stone in his name for his dedication and service to his departments and respective communities.  

Jimmy passed away in February of this year.  Jimmy had served with his handler,Trooper Mark Cole until he retired from the NCSHP and is now full time with the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.   

Jimmy served his community since 2001 and had assisted in countless searches, apprehensions, and recovered thousands of items such as drugs, paraphernalia and evidence. 

On an average, most K9 dogs only serve for about 6 to 8 years, rarely any more than that. Jimmy was an exception to that rule. 

Job Well Done Jimmy!

Agents Arrest Two Fayetteville Residents For Drugs

On Tuesday April 28th 2015 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Ronald Leviner age 23 of 19a Cambridge Arms, Fayetteville. Leviner was charged with 1 count of felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, felony maintaining a vehicle that was for keeping and selling illegal controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. Leviner was placed under a $20,000.00 secured bond.

On Wednesday April 29th 2015 Lee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents arrested Avery Jamar Ford age 26 of 1630 Newark Avenue, Fayetteville.  Ford was charged with 1 count of felony possession of a schedule II controlled substance, felony maintaining a vehicle that was used for keeping and selling illegal controlled substances, and possession of drug paraphernalia. Ford was jailed under a $12,000.00 secured bond.