Cameron Man Charged For Drugs

 On 07/22/2016 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested John Aaron Bennett, 25 years old of 130 Sandspur Lane, Cameron NC 28326 with 3 Counts of Possession with intent to sell/deliver MDMA (Ecstasy), 2 Counts of Sell and Deliver MDMA (Ecstasy), 2 Counts maintain a vehicle/dwelling to sell narcotics, possession of marijuana, and drug paraphernalia. Bennett was jailed under a $5,000.00 secured bond.

BackPack Pals

BackPack Pals started in September 2008 by providing food to Lee County students who have little or nothing to eat on the weekend.  Children are identified as candidates for the program through input from teachers, counselors and school administration.  

Food bags are sent home every Friday afternoon with 10-12 non-perishable, easy to fix food items. 

Through community support this program has grown from 3 schools serving 40 students in 2008 to serving over 350 students in each elementary school plus Floyd Knight, San Lee Middle and Warren Williams children center.  Please consider supporting this program by volunteering your time, monetary donations or collecting food items. 

This is a great opportunity for civic or church groups to give back to the community!  Set up a box at your church, business, etc and supply the list from the link below and start collecting!  Once your box is full, bring it by the CUOC in Sanford (2885 Lee Ave)  They can be reached at 919-774-8485.  They are also taking monetary donations as well. If your organization needs assistance in delivering collected items, please contact our Community Policing Unit at the number below and we'll make arrangements to assist you.

Here is a list of items needed:

These need to be individually wrapped, non-perishable items, that
Are easy for children to open!
  • Ravioli
  • Spaghetti O’s
  • Beanie Weenies
  • Cup of Soup- Oodles of Noodles
  • Vienna Sausages
  • Tuna
  • Macaroni and Cheese
  • Peanut Butter
  • Peanut Butter crackers
  • Fruit cups and/or applesauce
  • Pudding
  • Juice Boxes
  • Pop-Tarts
  • Cereal Bars
  • Cereal – individual boxes as well as “family sized”
  • Granola Bars
  • Raisins

A donation box has also been setup at the Sheriff's Office where individuals desiring to donate items are encouraged to do so during normal business hours, Monday through Friday.

LCSO Community Policing Unit can be reached at 919-718-4561, ext 5607 or 5629.

National Night Out 2016

August 2nd, 2016 - Rain or Shine!

6pm - 8pm at all locations!

                   What is National Night Out?


It's America's Night Out Against Crime!
It's our annual unique crime/drug prevention event sponsored by the National Association of Town Watch (NATW).  Last year's National Night Out campaign involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide.

NATIONAL NIGHT OUT is designed to:

  • Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness;
  • Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs;
  • Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and
  • Send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.

The following locations will be staffed with both department and neighborhood residents.  Please contact us at the information listed below if you're interested in participating in any way!

  • Northview Optimist Park Hawkins Ave
  • Sanford Health & Rehab 2702 Farrell Rd.
  • 4129 Steele Bridge Rd. 
  • Broadway Community Building 111 N. Main St Broadway
  • Ward Memorial Church  386 E. Forest Oaks Dr.
  • Tramway Baptist Church 2401 Jefferson Davis Hwy
  • Lemon Springs FD 2160 Pine Forest Rd
  • NW Pocket VFD 60 Pickard Rd.
  • Cumnock Community- Camelback Bridge Park
  • Carolina Trace Fire Dept 37 A Indian Trail
  • Hunt Springs Baptist Church 1557 St. Andrews Church Rd.
  • Sanford Gardens 3084 Kaliff Court
  • Center Church United Methodist 4141 S. Plank Rd. 
  • Brookhaven Subdivision
  • Dixie Acres (6 Gettysburg Ct.)

If you are interested in assisting at one of these locations, contact Sgt Sam Elliott @ 919-775-5531 ext.5629

Moncure Man Arrested For Drugs

07/05/2016 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Cletus Dannie Lowe, 59 year old of 1279 Charlie Brooks Road, Moncure NC, 27559 with Possession with intent to sell/deliver cocaine, maintain a vehicle to sell narcotics, possession of marijuana, two counts of drug paraphernalia, drive left of center, resisting a public officer, displaying a fictitious registration plate.

Lowe was jailed under a $10,000.00 secured bond.

Pistol Permit Process to Change


(Coming Soon)
LCSO will be implementing a proven web-based system very soon that will hopefully expedite the process of obtaining a permit.   This new system will provide the citizens a faster, more secure and paperless process in obtaining pistol permits and also assist the department in exceeding the required compliance levels set forth by the State of North Carolina.
Additional details will be released along with a direct link to the page for processing permits once it’s launched.  As for now, continue to use the process listed on our website unless otherwise directed.

Concealed Carry Permits and Renewal Applications will continue to be available online and in the lobby of the Sheriffs Office for the meantime for those that wish to manually complete the paperwork.
Applicants will still be required to appear in person and sign a release form to process the background check portion of the process.

In These Uncertain Times....

I'm Sheriff Tracy Carter, and I want to talk to you about something that is very important to me:  Your safety...

For those of you that know me personally, I’m not one to sit back and take it easy.  I was elected to serve and protect the citizens of Lee County and that’s where my focus is.  

In these uncertain times in our world today, we ALL must be prepared.  I’d like to believe that most of you are prepared…But are you?  Prepared for what you may ask.    From natural disasters, such as ice storms, snow, tornadoes, hurricanes, long term power outages, etc.  And now the enemies of our nation are threatening to attack us again on our homeland, so terrorist threats must be added to the list as well, and of course protecting ourselves and our loved ones from the criminal element.  

Do you have an emergency preparedness kit set aside with items suggested that you’ll need in the event of a nature disaster?  Check my Facebook or blog site for links to these.
Most of you are aware that I’m a big advocate of the 2nd Amendment. If you feel threatened in your home, you should be able to defend yourself and your love ones from that threat.     
With gun ownership comes responsibility. There are several private businesses in Lee County which can provide personal firearms and safety courses.  Public classes are normally posted on my Facebook page. Consider taking a certified safety course in handling a firearm so you can defend yourself, in the event you find yourself in a situation.     

In an emergency, activating 9-1-1 first is of the utmost importance, however in some cases that is just not possible, until the threat is over.  Being properly trained in the use of a firearm or non-lethal weapon can mean the difference between life and death, or you becoming a victim. 
The enemy that threatens our homeland often attacks weak or what is referred to as soft targets and so does the criminal element.  I want to encourage the good law abiding citizens of Lee County to not give our enemies any soft targets if we can help it. 

I also want to encourage everyone to not hesitate to call your local law enforcement if you see anything suspicious in your neighborhoods or if you feel you need us for anything else.

"The Constitution of most of our states (and of the United States) assert that all power is inherent in the people; that they may exercise it by themselves; that it is their right and duty to be at all times armed."
- Thomas Jefferson

"Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom."
- John F. Kennedy