Pilson Road Woman Arrested For Drugs

On Friday January 19th, 2018 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Misty Dawn Hatfield, age 40, of 2631 Pilson Road, Sanford. Hatfield was processed and charged with 1 count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver Adderall, a schedule II controlled substance, 1 count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver Lyrica, a schedule V controlled substance, 1 count of selling a controlled substance within 1000 foot of a school, 1 count of felony maintaining a vehicle used for the storage and sales of an illegal controlled substance, and 1 count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Hatfield was jailed under a $2500.00 secured bond.

Black Ice Alert

While driving on black ice is similar in some regards to driving on snow, the biggest difference between the two is the amount of traction the vehicle retains.
With snow, there is still some traction; whereas on ice, there is no traction, and that's where it becomes very dangerous.  
Due to a vehicle's lack of traction on ice, the basic rule for driving on black ice is to stay calm and let the vehicle pass over it.  Stay alert and take your time!

Sanford Man Arrested for Drugs

On Wednesday January 10th 2018 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Trevaughn Rasheed Martin, age 22 of 517 Oakwood Avenue, Sanford.

Martin was found by agents to be in possession of 2.9 grams of Cocaine and 134 grams of Marijuana. Martin was processed and charged with 1 count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver Cocaine, 1 count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver Marijuana, 1 count of felony maintaining a vehicle used to store and sale illegal controlled substances, and 1 count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.


Martin was jailed under a $5,000.00 secured bond. 

54 Year Old Man Arrested with Cocaine

On Friday January 12th 2018 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Darryl Lee Christian, age 54 with no current address. In the course of an investigation Christian was found by agents to be in possession of approximately 1 gram of crack form Cocaine.

Christian was processed and charged with 1 count of felony possession of Cocaine, and 1 count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Christian was jailed under a $1500.00 secured bond.

Lillington Man Arrested for Drugs

12/23/2017 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Christopher Sean Tyson, 27 years old of 236 Kathleen Road, Lillington, NC 27546 for possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.

Tyson was jailed under a $5,000.00 secured bond.

Sanford Man Arrested For Heroin

12/22/2017 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Jontrell Orlando Wilson, 23 years old of 3609 Renee Drive Sanford NC 27330 for two counts of Possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, two counts of sell heroin, sell a controlled substance within 1000 feet of a school, Maintain a Vehicle to sell heroin and drug paraphernalia. Wilson was jailed under a $75,000.00 secured bond.

Homeowner Robbed; Suspect At Large



12/20/2017         Valdez Garfield Leaks of 274 Christine Ln., Sanford, reported a Hispanic male knocked on his door around 9:30 AM, produced a pistol and demanded money. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. The suspect fled on foot wearing dark hoodie, black toboggan, jeans and white tennis shoes. 

Anyone with any information is asked to contact the department at 919-775-5531

 

Elderly Fraud On The Rise

Did you know that suspected losses across our country due to elder financial abuse were more than $36 billion a year?  Part of our job to tackle this is by education.  This dollar amount comes from deceptive but technically legal tactics designed to specifically take advantage of older Americans. Fraud victims over the age of 50 account for over 57% of all fraud.

Here are some warning signs of telemarketing fraud—what a caller may tell you:
  • “You must act ‘now’ or the offer won’t be good.”
  • “You’ve won a ‘free’ gift, vacation, or prize.” But you have to pay for “postage and handling” or other charges.
  • “You must send money, give a credit card or bank account number, or have a check picked up by courier.” You may hear this before you have had a chance to consider the offer carefully.
  • “You don’t need to check out the company with anyone.” The callers say you do not need to speak to anyone including your family, lawyer, accountant, local Better Business Bureau, or consumer protection agency.
  • “You don’t need any written information about the company or their references.”
  • “You can’t afford to miss this ‘high-profit, no-risk’ offer.”
If you hear these or similar “lines” from a telephone salesperson, just say “no thank you” and hang up the telephone.


Tips for Avoiding Telemarketing Fraud:

It is very difficult to get your money back if you have been cheated over the telephone. Before you buy anything by telephone, remember:
  • Don’t buy from an unfamiliar company. Legitimate businesses understand that you want more information about their company and are happy to comply.
  • Always ask for and wait until you receive written material about any offer or charity. If you get brochures about costly investments, ask someone whose financial advice you trust to review them. But beware—not everything written down is true.
  • Always check out unfamiliar companies with your local consumer protection agency, Better Business Bureau, state attorney general, the National Fraud Information Center, or other watchdog groups. However, not all bad businesses can be identified through these organizations.
  • Obtain a salesperson’s name, business identity, telephone number, street address, mailing address, and business license number before you transact business. Some con artists give out false names, telephone numbers, addresses, and business license numbers—verify the accuracy of these items.
  • Before you give money to a charity or make an investment, find out what percentage of the money is paid in commissions and what percentage actually goes to the charity or investment.
  • Before you send money, ask yourself a simple question: “What guarantee do I really have that this solicitor will use my money in the manner we agreed upon?”
  • Don’t pay in advance for services; pay only after they are delivered.

  • Be wary of companies that want to send a messenger to your home to pick up money, claiming it is part of their service to you. In reality, they are taking your money without leaving any trace of who they are or where they can be reached.
  • Always take your time making a decision. Legitimate companies won’t pressure you to make a snap decision.
  • Don’t pay for a “free prize.” If a caller tells you the payment is for taxes, he or she is violating federal law.
  • Before you receive your next sales pitch, decide what your limits are—the kinds of financial information you will and won’t give out on the telephone.
  • Be sure to talk over big investments offered by telephone salespeople with a trusted friend, family member, or financial advisor. It is never rude to wait and think about an offer.
  • Never respond to an offer you don’t understand thoroughly.
  • Never send money or give out personal information such as credit card numbers and expiration dates, bank account numbers, dates of birth, or social security numbers to unfamiliar companies or unknown persons.
  • Be aware that your personal information is often brokered to telemarketers through third parties.
  • If you have been victimized once, be wary of persons who call offering to help you recover your losses for a fee paid in advance.
  • If you have information about a fraud, report it to our department at 919-775-5531.
Facts...

Criminal fraud:   $12.76 billion is lost annually to explicitly illegal activity, such as the grandparent scam, the Nigerian prince scam, or identity theft.

Caregiver abuse:  $6.67 billion is lost annually to deceit or theft enabled by a trusting relationship—typically a family member but sometimes a paid helper, friend, lawyer, accountant, or financial manager.

More information can be found here.  Please print and share with those family and friends that do not have email.

Additional information can be found here from the FBI

Traffic Stop Leads to Arrest of St. Pauls Man

On 12/22/2017 on Highway 421 Bypass, a traffic stop was conducted on a speeding motorist. As a result of the traffic stop, agents recovered approximately 26 grams of marijuana, 4 grams of cocaine, one semi-automatic 9mm pistol containing 12 rounds of ammunition and $4,507.00 of US Currency.

Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Jesse Lashon Burden, 22 years old of 1747 Highway 20 East, St. Pauls, NC, for Possession with Intent to Sale and Deliver Marijuana, Possession with Intent to Sale and Deliver Cocaine, Maintain a Vehicle and drug paraphernalia. Agents transported Burden to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office where he was processed for the aforementioned charges and placed in the Lee County Detention Center. Burden was jailed under a $25,000.00 secured bond.

Burden is expected to have a first appearance on 12-28-2017 in Lee County District Court.

17 Year Old Arrested For Drugs



On Wednesday December 21st 2017 Lee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents arrested Kamron Donaldson, age 17, of 7121 Sheriff Watson Road, Sanford. Donaldson was found by agents to be in possession of four individually packaged clear plastic bags containing Marijuana. The Marijuana had a total weight of 80 grams. Donaldson was processed and charged with one count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver Marijuana, one count of felony maintaining a vehicle used for the storage and sells of an illegal controlled substance and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Donaldson was jailed under a $2,000.00 secured bond.

Stolen Vehicle - Chris Cole Road


Andrew Tarquin of 213 Chris Cole Rd. Sanford reported a larceny of his 1998 Toyota truck.  Pictured is the vehicle (minus the welding equipment). 

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the vehicle and/or suspect(s) are urged to contact our department @ 919-775-5531