Stuff The Bus!

It's that time of year again for our annual event "School Supply Drive" (AKA Stuff the Bus)!  This event is in place to help get Lee County students prepared for the upcoming school year by supplying them with much needed school supplies.  EVERY year we collect school supplies that are distributed to students and teachers right here in Lee County.

You can drop off your school supplies at Walmart or the Community In Schools office located at
211 South Steele Street, Sanford, North Carolina.

This is a great opportunity for your workplace or church to help our local kids by creating a collection box and then turn it on August 17th at our 211 South Steele Street location in downtown Sanford.

Last year CIS was able to give out thousands of items that were donated by the community. 

The campaign will run from July 27 until August 17; look for the YELLOW bins!

Here is a printable flyer to use as a guide or if your business or church care to create a collections box, you can attach it!  

No time to shop?  You can also make a monetary donation to Communities in Schools designated for “Schools Supplies” to P.O. Box 1132 Sanford, NC 27331, or donate online.

Church Safety & Security Seminar

As Sheriff of Lee county, I've assembled a small group of law enforcement professionals and will conduct a one night only training seminar for church leaders.

Date:  Thursday, Aug 27th, 7pm-9pm

Location:  Dennis Wicker Civic Center, Sanford
Price: FREE

Below is a link to RSVP to the event.  We have a limited number of seats available so I'm asking that a maximum of 3 individuals from each faith-based organization attend.  Please note your church or organization in the comments when you RSVP via the link below.

Stay safe Lee County!

Sheriff Tracy Carter

Sanford Man Arrested For Drugs While Out on Bond For Drugs

On Thursday July 23rd 2015 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Jackie Lamar Bright, age 34, of 88 Alfred Alston Road Sanford. Bright was arrested and charged with possession with the intent to sell and deliver Cocaine, sell and deliver Cocaine, felony maintaining a vehicle for the storage and sells of an illegal controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia. These violation occurred while Bright was out on bond for previous drug violations. Bright was jailed under a $70,000.00 secure bond.

County Drug Agents Bust Meth Lab In Sanford Neighborhood

On Thursday July 15th 2015 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Jerry Wayne Saunders age 41, and John Tucker Walsh age 17 both of 208 Currie Drive Sanford.

Both Saunders and Walsh were charged with 3 counts of possession of methamphetamine precursors and 1 count of manufacturing crystal methamphetamine.

It was Thursday July 9th  that Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents responded to 208 Currie Drive Sanford, to investigate what uniformed Deputies believed to be a Crystal Methamphetamine lab. 

Agents secured the property and with the assistance of the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations Clandestine Laboratory Response Team, agents seized all of the components consistent of a working Crystal Methamphetamine lab. Both Saunders and Walsh were jailed under a $20,000.00 secured bond.