Eighteen Year Old Arrested with 26 Grams of Marijuana

On Wednesday May 22, 2019, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Briana Lynn Cheek age 18, of 4145 Farmstead Drive, Sanford. Cheek was found in possession of approximately 26 grams of marijuana.

Agents transported Briana Cheek to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to be processed and charged. Agents charged Cheek with one count of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, one count of felony maintaining a vehicle used to store and or sell an illegal controlled substance, and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

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

County Woman Arrested For Conspiracy to Commit Armed Robbery

5/21/2019 Amanda Christine Tillman (39) of 555 Key Rd. Sanford NC was arrested for conspiracy to commit armed robbery; she was held under $15,000 secured bond. These charges stem from an armed robbery which occurred on 4/13/2019 at Tillman’s residence.

Ladies Night Out - June 28th

FBI statistics show that on any given day in America;

            1 Burglary occurs every 12 seconds  

            1 Assault occurs every 29 seconds

            1 Robbery occurs every 54 seconds 

            1 Rape occurs every 5 minutes

            1 Murder occurs every 24 minutes

Female staff from the Lee County Sheriff’s Office will be conducting an effective ninety minute workshop for ladies of all ages, free of charge!  All you need is note taking material!   (ladies under 15 years of age must be accompanied by an adult)

PLEASE RSVP HERE!

LOCAL VENDORS WILL BE ONSITE / DOOR PRIZES TOO!!!

This workshop will cover the following content:
Personal Safety / Domestic Violence / Safety Suggestions / Cyber Stalking / Predators & Victims / Self-Defense Weapons /  Residential Security / Apartment Security / Scams / Travel Safety Tips / Teen Abuse (DV) / Teen Stalking / Internet Safety / 

Doors open at 6:30pm for free light refreshments; workshop starts at 7pm
Manna Church Sanford, 1408 Burns Drive, Sanford (off Hawkins near the Coca-Cola plant)

Traffic Stop Nets One Arrest

Late Wednesday afternoon, May 8, 2019, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents assisted North Carolina Highway Patrol Trooper A. Knight. NCSHP Trooper A. Knight had initiated a traffic stop on a black Dodge Charger on Broadway Road near Rosser Road.

In the course of the traffic stop, agents located and seized 60 marijuana vape pins, along with $2,000.00 dollars in U.S. currency. Agents arrested and transported Travis Derelle Bellamy to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for processing.

Agents charged Bellamy with one count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver marijuana, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Bellamy was released under a $3,000.00 unsecured bond. 

Hurricane Preparedness Week Tip 5

Many Americans rely on their neighbors after a disaster, but there are also many ways you can help your neighbors before a hurricane approaches. In fact, forty-six percent of individuals expect to rely a great deal on people in their neighborhood for assistance within the first 72 hours after a disaster. 

When the whole community comes together to respond to and help recover from these emergencies - neighbor helping neighbor - we can often meet the needs of everyone.

Learn about all the different actions your community can take to prepare and recover from the hazards associated with hurricanes.

For more information see ready.gov/neighbors 

Hurricane Preparedness Week Tip 4

If you plan to ride out a hurricane in your home, make sure it is in good repair and up to local hurricane building code specifications. Have the proper plywood, steel or aluminum panels to board up the windows and doors. Remember, the garage door is the most vulnerable part of the home, so it must be able to withstand high winds.

For more information see fema.gov/what-mitigation

Hurricane Preparedness Week Tip 3

This Hurricane Preparedness Week, call your insurance company or agent to ask for an insurance checkup to make sure you have enough homeowners insurance to repair or even replace your home. And remember, standard homeowners insurance doesn’t cover flooding. 
Whether you’re a homeowner or renter, you’ll need a separate policy for flooding. 


Act now as flood insurance requires a 30-day waiting period.


For more information see floodsmart.gov

Hurricane Preparedness Week Tip 2

Just having enough supplies to make it through a hurricane isn’t enough. You need plenty to make it through what could be a LONG recovery period too. 

Water and electricity could be out for a week or more. Have enough non-perishable food, water, and medicine to last each person in your family for a MINIMUM of one week. 

Also make sure you have extra cash, a battery-powered radio, flashlights, and a portable crank or solar powered USB charger to charge your cell phone. 

For more information see ready.gov/kit and be sure to share your tips below as a
comment!

Hurricane Preparedness Week Tip 1

Take some time this week - Hurricane Preparedness Week - to make sure you have a hurricane evacuation plan. The first thing you need to do is find out if you live in a storm surge hurricane evacuation zone or if you’re in a home that would be unsafe during a hurricane. 

If you are, figure out where you’d go and how you’d get there if told to evacuate. You do not need to travel hundreds of miles. Identify someone, perhaps a friend or relative who doesn’t live in an evacuation zone or unsafe home, and coordinate with them to use their home as your evacuation destination. 

Be sure to account for your pets, as most local shelters do not permit them. Put the plan in writing for you and those you care about.

For more information see hurricanes.gov/prepare

Sanford Woman Arrested for Heroin

On 05-07-2019 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Misty Dawn Scott, 30 years old of 133 Foster Drive Sanford NC, 27330 for Possession Heroin and drug paraphernalia. Scott was jailed under a $5,000.00 secured bond. 

Wanted Person Lee County

Dustin White
Last Known Address; 1898 South Plank Rd, Sanford, NC

Wanted for;
Obtaining Property by false pretenses
ID theft
Credit Card Fraud



Please contact our department if you know the whereabouts of Mr. White by calling our Crime Tip at 919-718-4577.

Couple Arrested During Traffic Stop for Drugs & Warrants

On Friday morning May 3, 2019, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Stephen Chad Cameron age 29 of 1005 Pendergrass Road, Sanford, and Heather Lynn Valdez age 26 of 6132 Lemon Springs Road. 

During the course of a traffic stop agents discovered that both Cameron and Valdez were in possession of 22 dosage units of Clonazepam prescription pills that were illegally obtained. 


Agents also discovered that Stephen Chad Cameron had three extraditable warrants for grand theft auto entered NCIC from Orange County Florida. 


Agents transported both Cameron and Valdez to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for processing and charges.

Agents charged Cameron and Valdez each with one count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver 22 dosage units of Clonazepam prescription pills, one count of felony maintaining a vehicle for the purpose of storing and selling a controlled substance, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Stephen Chad Cameron was jailed under a $25,000.00 secured bond and Valdez was jailed under a $25,000.00 secured bond. Also Cameron will be held under no bond for extradition for Orange County, Florida in regards to the three counts of grand theft larceny. 

Scam Alert!



CYBERCRIMINALS UTILIZE SOCIAL ENGINEERING TECHNIQUES TO OBTAIN EMPLOYEE CREDENTIALS TO CONDUCT PAYROLL DIVERSION

The FBI’s Internet Crime Complaint Center has issued a new warning about fraudsters who are targeting your paycheck via direct deposit. Any worker can be affected by this scam, but the industries getting hit the hardest include education, health care, and commercial airway transportation.

Here’s what happens: the bad guy uses your work login info to get into your employer’s HR system to replace your direct deposit information with his own.

It starts when an employee receives an email that looks just familiar enough that he doesn’t question it too much. The email includes a link or web address that the user clicks on. Once he clicks, he will be directed to a fraudulent site or portal where the victim will be asked to enter his work credentials to confirm his identity. The bad guys use that login ID and password to change the employee’s direct deposit information in the company’s files. Often, the fraudsters even change other account settings in the system, preventing the victim from receiving an email warning that changes have been made to his account.

Here’s how employees can avoid being scammed:
Make sure you verify with your employer that a suspicious email is valid. Send it to your office’s HR or IT departments for confirmation.  Keep an eye out for any misspelled words, odd phrasing, and poor grammar. These could be indications that the email is coming from elsewhere in the world. If the email includes any links to web pages, hover your mouse over the link and confirm that the URL is exactly the same as that used by the payroll company. Don’t click if you are not 100% sure.

Man Arrested For Drugs At Lee County Jail

On Tuesday April 30, 2019, Lee County jail staff located 2 grams of marijuana on Darrion Antwon McIver. North Carolina Probation and Parole agents had arrested McIver for violation of probation. Lee County Jail staff was processing McIver into the facility when they discovered McIver had attempted to smuggle marijuana into the facility. Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Darrion McIver, age 23, of 428 Goldsboro Avenue, Sanford, and charged McIver with one count of felony possession of a controlled substance inside a confinement facility, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. McIver was jailed under an additional $5,000.00 secured bond. 

Broadway Man Arrested for Drugs

On Wednesday May 1, 2019, at approximately 9:15pm Lee County Narcotics agents arrested Brandon Mitchell Patterson, age 37, of 111 Applewood Drive, Broadway. Agents were called to assist Lee County uniform deputies who had located approximately 1.2 grams of heroin and approximately one gram of cocaine, on Patterson during the course of an arrest. Agents charged Patterson with one count of felony possession of heroin, one count of felony possession of cocaine, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Patterson was jailed under a $11,000.00 secured bond. 

Joint Operation Nets Arrest for Sex Crimes

4/24/2019 John Morgan Bowen (39) of 5020 Simpson Dr. Sanford NC was arrested for 9 counts of 2nd degree sexual exploitation of a minor; he held under $750,000 secured bond.

These charges stem from an investigation which was initiated by the FBI and assisted by Lee County Sheriff’s Office detectives. This investigation is ongoing.  

Sanford Man Arrested for Meth

04-24-2019 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Brandon Fore, 41 years old of 63 Shelley Fore Lane Sanford NC, 27330 for of Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Fore was jailed under a $20,000.00 secured bond. 

Avents Ferry Road Woman Arrested for Meth

On 04-23-2019 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Keisha Renee Grant, 30 years old of 3872 Avents Ferry Road Sanford NC, 27330 for Possession of Methamphetamine, Maintain a vehicle to Store a CS and drug paraphernalia.

Grant was jailed under a $20,000.00 secured bond. 

Garden Street Woman Arrested for Heroin

On 04-17-2019 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Shajuana Monique Cole, 27 years old of 1218 West Garden Street Sanford NC, 27330 for Possession with intent to sell and deliver Heroin, Sell Heroin, Possession of Heroin and 2 counts of drug paraphernalia.

Cole was jailed under a $30,000.00 secured bond. 

Search Warrant Nets Drugs, Weapons and Cash


Wednesday afternoon April 17, 2019, Lee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents executed a search warrant for drugs at the residence located at 901 Cobb Ct., Sanford.

Upon entry to the residence, agents smelled a strong odor of marijuana throughout the residence. Agents began searching the residence and during the course of the search located 2 and ¾ pounds of marijuana, numerous sets of digital scales, 1 semi-automatic pistol, 1 semi-automatic rifle, and $1220.00 in U.S. currency. 

Agents arrested Terry Lopez McNeill Jr., age 33, of 901 Cobb Ct., Sanford, and processed McNeill for 1 count of felony possession with the intent to sell and deliver 1220 grams of marijuana, one count of felony maintaining a dwelling place for the storage and sales of a controlled substance, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. 

McNeill is jailed under a $10,000.00 secured bond.

Inmate Arrested with Drugs

Wednesday morning April 17, 2019, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents received a call to assist Lee County Jail staff, after they had located three individually packaged bags of marijuana on an inmate.

John Willie Hawes III, age 38, of 511 Hickory Avenue, Sanford was arrested by agents, processed and charged with one count of felony possession of a controlled substance in a prison/jail facility, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Hawes is jailed under an additional $5,000.00 secured bond.  

The Voice of Hope - NPSTW


"National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week" occurs every year during the second week of April. The Sheriff’s Office wants to recognize the diligence and professionalism of our Telecommunicators – Sheriff’s communications officers - who serve in our communications center. The Lee County Sheriff’s Office asks that you join in and thank those who dedicate their lives to serving the public. 

Our communications officers are the first ones to receive your emergency calls and what they do with those calls can often greatly influence the outcome of the event in question. The pressure and stress of the job is high.  It's a thankless job, behind the scenes and sometimes passed over when praise is given by victims.  Our Telecommunicators process thousands of phone calls, dispatch deputies and do their utmost to keep the public safe as they perform one of the most stressful positions in law enforcement.  

Please take a moment and thank them publicly for their service!

Man Arrested For Drugs; Bond Set @ $225K


Friday night April 5, 2019 at approximately 10:30 pm, Lee County Sheriff’s uniform deputies responded to the area of 6800 Deerfield Drive in reference to a suspicious vehicle call.

Upon arrival, deputies found no one inside the vehicle nor in close proximity. Deputies did however observe a clear plastic sandwich type bag containing a somewhat large amount of white powdery substance.

Deputies advised Lee County Narcotics agents of the activity and a short time after notifying agents Rolando Moreno walked up to deputies from an address on Lemon Springs down Deerfield Drive, and began asking questions. Rolando Moreno informed deputies that, he was operating the car, until it unfortunately broke down where it sat. Once agents were on scene, it was determined that the substance sitting in the front seat in plain view was indeed powder form cocaine. Agents conducted a search of the vehicle and discovered one Pyrex glass cooking type, measuring cup inside the console and a set of digital scales hidden in the dash of the vehicle near the stereo.

Agents transported Moreno to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for processing. Agents charged Rolando Moreno with one count of trafficking a schedule II substance by possession of 31 grams of cocaine, one count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine, one count of felony maintaining a vehicle used for the storage and sales of a controlled substance, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Moreno was jailed under a $225,000.00 secured bond.
    

Rabies Clinic - May 4th, 2019

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LCSO Youth Academy 2019

The wait is over!  The LCSO Youth Academy for 2019 is now officially open for registration.   

Academy is open to Lee County students only, from ages 8 -12. 

This Academy will be held from July 22 – 26.


Please visit the link below and view the flyer for all the details.   Participants will be required to complete the waiver form as well as the application in full and return them in order to secure a seat in the Academy.  Seats are very limited.

Further information can be found on the forms if you have additional questions

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1R75l2kgMKD5nMoFWeIjkj33039bte_LG?usp=sharing

Traffic Stop Nets Stolen Gun, Drugs & More...

Thursday afternoon April 4, 2019 Lee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents arrested Jason Godden, age 38, of 154 Lizzie Jeter Ln, Cameron, and Mariah Heather Lively, age 45, of 3500 Rigel Ct, Raleigh.

Agents initiated a stop of the vehicle, after agents observed the vehicle Lively was operating, traveling in excess of 20 miles an hour over the posted speed limit, in a residential area on Westover Drive. Agents located 10 grams of crystal methamphetamine, nine dosage units of Suboxone and a stolen firearm on the passenger Jason Godden, and one gram of crystal methamphetamine on Lively the operator. Agents transported both Godden and Lively to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for processing.

Agents charged Jason Godden, with one count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver 10 grams of crystal methamphetamine, one count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver nine dosage units of Suboxone a schedule III controlled substance, one count of possession of a stolen firearm, one count of carrying a concealed firearm, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Mariah Heather Lively was charged with one count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver 1 gram of crystal methamphetamine, one count of felony maintaining a vehicle used to store and sell controlled substances, one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, and cited for exceeding the posted speed limit.

Agents also served an outstanding order for arrest on Jason Godden issued by the Lee County district court division for failure to appear. Jason Godden was jailed under a $16,000.00 secured bond, and Mariah Heather Lively was jailed under a $5,000.00 secured bond. 

Lillington Man Arrested During Traffic Stop

Late Wednesday night, April 3, 2019, Lee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents arrested Tye Langdon Jones, age 22, of 84 Vine Ct, Lillington.

During the course of a vehicle stop agents located a prescription pill bottle containing 44 dosage units of amphetamine (Dextroamphetamine). Agents observed the pill bottle, lying in plain view, on the driver side floorboard underneath Jones feet.

Agents transported Jones to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for processing. Agents charged Jones with, one count of felony possession with the intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance (Dextroamphetamine), one count of felony maintaining a vehicle used for keeping and selling a controlled substance, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Agents also cited Jones for operating a motor vehicle while his license revoked.

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

Spring Safety Reminders

As temperatures increase over the next several weeks, the Lee County Sheriff's Office would like to remind you to take the follow precautions as you enjoy the spring season:

1. Always keep your home's doors and windows locked when you go to bed or leave your house, even if you are leaving for a short period.

2. Secure all lawn and gardening equipment in your garage or a storage shed, and keep your garage doors closed at all times (even when you're doing work around the house).

3. Put all ladders and other tools back into a secure storage area after you use them.

4. Be aware of home improvements scams. If you did not solicit the contractor or salesman who shows up at your door unannounced, do not do business with that person.

5. Always remember to close your car windows, take any valuables out of your car, and lock your doors every time you exit your vehicle, even if your vehicle is parked in your driveway.

6. Get to know your neighbors! Let a trusted neighbor know if you are planning to travel this spring. Neighbors who know each other look out for each other.

Two Arrested During Traffic Stop For Cocaine


Wednesday afternoon, March 28, 2019, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Michael Dennis Mullins, age 53, of 1017 Eakes Road, Sanford, and Michelle Chavis Hales, age 51, of 3516 Renee Drive, Sanford.

During the course of a vehicle stop agents learned that both Mullins and Hales were in possession of crack form Cocaine. Agents transported both Mullins and Hales to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for processing.

Michael Dennis Mullins was charge with one count of felony possession of (one dosage unit) cocaine, one count of felony maintaining a vehicle used for the storage and sales of an illegal controlled substance, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. 
Mullins was also issued a uniform citation for operating a vehicle while his driver’s license were revoked.

Michelle Chavis Hales was charged with felony possession (5 dosage units) with the intent to sell and deliver crack cocaine, 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. 

Both Michael Dennis Mullins and Michelle Chavis Hales were jailed under a $15,000.00 secured bond.    

Dudley Ave Search Warrant Nets Drugs and Two Arrests

Axavier Johnson                     Samuel Burch
March 25, 2019 - Lee County Sheriff’s Narcotics agents executed a search warrant on the property located at 408 Dudley Avenue, Sanford. 

Upon entry to the residence, agents located and detained the primary resident Samuel Bernard Burch Jr. and roommate Axavier Marco Johnson their inside.


During the course of the search, agents located 1.3 grams of heroin, and 4.3 grams of “MOLLY” which is slang for an illegal street drug. “MOLLY” is often thought to be a pure form of the illegal street drugs Ecstasy of MDMA. 


Agents arrested Samuel Bernard Burch Jr., age 31, of 408 Dudley Avenue and roommate Axavier Marco Johnson, age 43, previously known address of 6384 Ramsey Street, Linden, NC. Agents transported both Burch and Johnson to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office to be processed and charged. 

Samuel Bernard Burch Jr. was charged with two counts of possession with the intent to sell and deliver MMDA/Ecstasy, one count of sell and deliver MMDA/Ecstasy, one count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver heroin, two counts of felony maintaining a dwelling place used for the storage and sells of illegal controlled substances, one count of felony possession of illegal controlled substances within 1000 foot of a day care, and two counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Samuel Bernard Burch Jr. was jailed under a $50,000.00 secured bond.

Axavier Marco Johnson was charged with one count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver MMDA/Ecstasy, one count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver heroin, one count of felony maintaining a dwelling place used for the storage and sells of illegal controlled substances, one count of felony possession of illegal controlled substances within 1000ft of a day care, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Axavier Marco Johnson was jailed under a $20,000.00 secured bond. 

Cooper Store Road Man Arrested for Cocaine


On Friday March 15, 2019 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Joel Ellis Yates, age 53, of 130 Cooper Store Road, Sanford.

Agents found Yates in possession of two tenths of a gram of crack form cocaine. Agents transported Yates to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, and processed Yates with one count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine, one count of felony maintaining a vehicle used for the storage and sells of illegal controlled substance, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

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

St. Andrews Road Man Arrested for Drugs


On Sunday March 17, 2019 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Gregory Wayne Bowling, age 54, of 991 St. Andrews Road, Sanford.

Agents found Bowling in possession of one tenth of a gram of heroin.

Agents transported Bowling to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office and processed Bowling for one count of possession of Fentanyl, one count of possession of Heroin, and one count of felony maintaining a vehicle used to store and use illegal controlled substances.

Bowling was jailed under a $7,500.00 secured bond.

Two 18 Year Olds Arrested for Drugs During Traffic Stop

Tyjon Snipes
On Wednesday March 20, 2019 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents assisted Lee County uniform deputies with a traffic stop on Highway 87 South. Deputies stopped a vehicle for speeding. In the course of investigation deputies found that the occupants of the vehicle were in possession of marijuana and a concealed firearm.

Agents responded and took Ccaleb Raul James Arevalo, age 18, of 134 Chownings Drive, Sanford, and Tyjon Philandus Snipes, age 18, of 112 Variety Lane, Sanford into custody. Agents transported both Arevalo and Snipes to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for processing.

Arevalo was processed and charged with one count of felony carrying a concealed weapon. Arevalo was jailed under no bond.

Snipes 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 to store and sale an illegal controlled substance, one count of misdemeanor possession of carrying a concealed firearm, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.  Snipes was jailed under a $11,000.00 secured bond.

Lee County NC To Assist Lee County Alabama Following Tornado

An EF-4 tornado struck the small community of Lee County, Alabama, killing at least 23, injuring many more and leaving over 50 families completely homeless.

We too have felt the impact of such a disaster when our own county was struck by an EF-3 in 2011. 
Let’s help our “sister county” in Alabama by donating needed items!

Per Alabama Emergency Management officials, the following items are requested;
Sheets, Comforters & Pillows
Towels & Washcloths
Toiletries (soap, shampoo, deodorant, oral care, etc)
Kitchen items; Plates, Cups, Flatware, Kitchen Utensils,
Food Storage Containers, Aluminum Foil, Ziploc Bags
NOAA Weather Radios with batteries

Drop Off Locations:

Lee Co Sheriff’s Office – 1401 Elm St (During Business Hours)
Nutrishop - 3264 NC HWY 87 South, Sanford (10am-8pm)
FirstHealth Fitness - 2925 Beechtree Dr., Sanford (10am-10pm)
Grace Chapel - 2605 Jefferson Davis Hwy, Sanford (Business Hours)

Knottwood Drive Arrested; $500K Bond Set

On Wednesday March 13, 2019 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Carl Wilson Haymore Jr., age 44, of 83 Knottwood Drive, Sanford.

Agents processed Haymore for 3 counts of trafficking opium/heroin by possession, 3 counts of trafficking opium/heroin by sell, 2 counts of trafficking opium/heroin by transportation, one count of felony possession of a controlled substance 1000 foot a school, 3 counts of felony maintaining a vehicle used for the sales of an illegal controlled substance, and three counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Haymore was jailed under a $500,000.00 secured bond. 

Rice Road Man Arrested for Drugs and Outstanding Warrants

On Tuesday March 12, 2019 Lee County Sheriff’s Narcotics agents arrested Richard Alan Crouch, age 34, of 2113 Rice Road, Sanford.

In the course of a traffic stop agents discovered Crouch had attempted to conceal, approximately 1.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine inside a vehicle Crouch was occupying. Crouch also had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear, issued by Lee county court.

Agents transported Crouch to the Lee County Sheriff’s for processing. Agents charged Crouch with one count of possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

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

Kenan Drive Man Arrested for Cocaine

On Thursday March 14, 2019 Lee County Narcotics agents arrested Irvin L. Hampton, age 47, of 2021 Kenan Drive, Sanford. 

Agents processed and charged Hampton with, one count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver cocaine, one count of sell and deliver cocaine, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

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

Willow Oak Drive Man Arrested for Heroin

On Thursday March 14, 2019 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Charles Alexander McLean Jr., age 28, of 600 Willow Oak Drive, Sanford.

Agents processed and charged McLean with, three counts of possession with the intent to sell and deliver heroin, three counts of sell and deliver heroin, and three counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

McLean was jailed under a $30,000.00 secured bond. 

Fayetteville Man Arrested During Traffic Stop for 726 Grams of Cocaine

Sunday March 3, 2019 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agent’s assisted Lee County uniform deputies with a traffic stop on U.S. Highway #1 north near the Colon Road exit. 
Deputies had stopped a vehicle for an unsafe movement violation. 

Deputies discovered the operator Bashaun Jamille Mcallister age 42, of 1311 Tree Place Drive, Fayetteville was operating a vehicle while his license revoked.

In the course of the stop, agents located 726 grams of powder form cocaine, hidden in the passenger area of a 2011 Cadillac Escalade. Mcallister, attempted to flee on foot from deputies but was captured and taken into custody. Agents transported Mcallister to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office for processing. 

Mcallister was processed and charged with one count of trafficking Cocaine by transportation, one count of trafficking Cocaine by possession, one count of felony maintaining a vehicle for the storage and sell of an illegal controlled substance. Mcallister was cited for driving while licensed revoked, unsafe movement, and for resist delay and obstruct a government official. The estimated street value of the seized narcotics is $145,000.00.  

Mcallister was jailed under a $250,000.00 secured bond.

Sanford Man Arrested for Heroin

On Thursday March 7, 2019 Lee County Narcotics agents arrested Ernest Gene Wilson II, age 46, of 1107 Walden Street, Sanford. 

Wilson was processed and charged with two counts of possession with the intent to sell and deliver heroin, two counts of sell and deliver heroin, and two counts of misdemeanor possession drug paraphernalia. 

Wilson was jailed under a $15,000.00 secured bond.

Operation Medicine Drop


By providing safe and secure ways for people to get rid of unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications, Operation Medicine Drop helps prevent accidental poisonings and drug abuse while protecting our waters.

As a reminder, our drop box is located inside the Sheriff's Office (1401 Elm St) and can be accessed during normal business hours, Monday - Friday.

The following items ARE accepted:

Prescriptions

Prescription patches

Prescription medications

Prescription ointments

Over the counter medications

Vitamins

Samples

Medications for pets

The following items ARE NOT accepted:

Hydrogen peroxide

Thermometers

Needles

Medications from business or clinics

Ointments, lotions or liquids

Aerosol cans

Inhalers


Any questions, please contact us at 919-718-4561, ext. 5607 or 5629

Cameron Man Arrested for Drugs

On Sunday morning, March 3, 2019 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Kevin Ray Woody, age 34, of 6545 Old Jefferson Davis Highway, Cameron, NC.

Agents found Woody in possession of 15 dosage units of Levorphanol Tartrate, a schedule II controlled substance, and seven dosage units of Morphine, which is also a schedule II controlled substance.

Woody was charged by agents with two counts of possession with the intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

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

Homicide Investigation


UPDATE AS OF MARCH 6

3/6/2019 @ 1:00 AM Kenneth Earl Allen (37) of 207 Rascob Rd. Sanford NC was arrested at 306 McIver St. in Sanford. (Vacant) Allen was charged with the murder of Norma Smith Brown which occurred at her residence of 143 Polly Ln. Sanford NC on March 3rd, 2019.
Lee County Sheriff Detectives, acting on a tip from the public, which lead them to evidence in the case and Allen.
Allen was charged with 1st degree murder, 1st degree burglary, robbery w/ a dangerous weapon, larceny of a motor vehicle and possessing stolen goods; he was held under no bond.

Allen will have a 1st appearance in Lee County Court this morning.


March 3, 2019

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a homicide at 143 Polly Ln. Sanford. Deputies were called to that location at 7:54 PM after a family member found Norma Smith Brown (80) of that address, deceased. This is being investigated as a homicide.

Anyone having information on this case is urged to call the Lee County Sheriff’s Office at 919-775-5531 or the tip line 919-718-4477.

Agents Arrest County Man for Meth

On 02-21-2019 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Brian Keith Douglas Jr., 25 years old of 200 Cranes Drive Sanford NC, 27332 for Possession of Methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia.

Douglas Jr. was jailed under a $5,000.00 secured bond. 

Willow Ridge Drive Man Arrested for Heroin

On Saturday February 17, 2019 Lee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents arrested Demetrious Devon Welch age 28, of 189 Willow Ridge Drive, Sanford. Welch was found by agents to be in possession of ½ of a gram of heroin. Welch was charged by agents with one count of felony possession of heroin, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. Welch was jailed under a $5,000.00 secured bond. 

Pilson Road Man Arrested for Crack Cocaine

On Saturday February 17, 2019 Lee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents arrested Robert Lee Perry age 61, of 2256 Pilson Road, Sanford. Perry was arrested and charged by agents with one count of felony possession with the intent to sell and deliver (CRACK) cocaine, one count of felony sell and deliver (CRACK) cocaine, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

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

Pilson Road Man Arrested For Cocaine

On Wednesday February 13, 2019 Lee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents arrested Alexander Jordan Swann, age 19 of 2052 Pilson Road.

Swann is charged with two counts of possession with the intent to sell and deliver (Crack) cocaine, two counts of sell and deliver cocaine, and two counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Swann was jailed under a $30,000.00 secured bond.  

IRS Phone Scam - Don't Fall For It!


Every tax season, we receive reports of scammers attempting to impersonate IRS employees. Our elderly community members are typically the most vulnerable to these types of scams. Please take the time to warn your older family members, neighbors, and friends.

Watch this short video to learn how to spot scammers: https://youtu.be/i4nCy6Xs6R8

It's important to remember the IRS will not:

- Call you to demand immediate payment. The IRS will not call you if you owe taxes without first sending you a bill in the mail.

- Demand that you pay taxes and not allow you to question or appeal the amount you owe.

- Require that you pay your taxes a certain way. For instance, require that you pay with a prepaid debit card.

- Ask for your credit or debit card numbers over the phone.

- Threaten to bring in police or other agencies to arrest you for not paying.

Best advice when you or someone you know receives a suspicious call claiming to be the IRS is to HANG UP.

Sanford Woman Arrested For Drugs During Traffic Stop


Late Monday afternoon February 11, 2019, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents assisted Lee County Sheriff’s Office uniform deputies with a traffic stop. Uniform Deputies had taken Elizabeth Renee Kelly into custody for driving while license revoked. Kelly had attempt to evade Deputies by pulling into Walgreens parking lot and walking inside quickly thereafter. Deputies took Kelly into custody and in the course of the arrest located numerous types of narcotics in Kelly’s purse.

Agents charged Elizabeth Renee Kelly age 41 of 136 Bunny Trail, Sanford, with one count of felony possession with the intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, one count of felony possession with the intent to sell and deliver heroin, one count of felony maintaining a vehicle used to store and sell illegal controlled substances, one count of misdemeanor possession of marijuana, one count of misdemeanor possession of Xanax, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. 

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

Couple Arrested During Traffic Stop For Drugs


On Monday February 11, 2019 Lee County Sheriff’s Office narcotics agents arrested two individuals during the course of a vehicle stop. Shortly after stopping a vehicle on Swanns Station, agents discovered that two of the four passengers of the vehicle were both in possession of crack form cocaine. John Henry Furr Jr. age 49 of 539 Wahala Drive, Carthage, and Linsey Salzwedel of 167 Creekbend, Vass were both taken into custody.
Both Furr and Salzwedel were charged with one count of felony possession of cocaine, and one count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Both Furr and Salzwedel received $5,000.00 secured bonds.