The "New" SanLee Park!

It was an honor to attend the ribbon cutting at San Lee Park today. The facility is beautiful inside and out and the park has activities for all ages! I encourage everyone to visit and take advantage of such a great place here in Lee County!

Indian Trail Road Man Arrested for Cocaine and Other Charges

On 09/18/2017 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Nicholas Bradley Tart, 25 years old of 65A Indian Trail Road Sanford NC 27330 for Possession of cocaine and drug paraphernalia.
Throughout the course of the investigation agents were able to verify that Tart was a fugitive on 3 felony absconder probation violations from both Lee and Harnett counties.  Tart was jailed under a $130,000.00 secured bond.

Tart is expected to be in court on 09/19/2017 for a first appearance.

Recovered Property Public Notice

Recovered Property Public Notice



The Sheriff's Office is attempting to locate the owners of the following property which has been recovered.  If anyone has reported this property stolen and has proper paper work (Bill of Sale/Police Report), please contact our Evidence Control Technician at (919) 718-4563, ext. 5620,  Mon.-Thur. 8:30 am – 2:00 pm.

Louis Vuitton handbag
Firestorm 18 Volt Sander
18 Volt Batteries w/charger
Miscellanous Jewerly
Tire Repair Tools
Generator
Jigsaw
Circular Saw
Angle Drill
Sawzall
Drill
Grinder
Right Angle Drill
Pressure Washer
Blower
Chainsaw
Backpack Blower
Air Compressor
Battery Chargers
Tool Bag without & with tools
Drill w/charger
Mechanic Tool Set   


Newspaper Carrier Robbed on Sheriff Watson Road

The Lee County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a robbery of a newspaper carrier. The carrier reported he was delivering a newspaper at 502 Sheriff Watson Rd. around 2:45 AM when two men (1 white male, 1 black male) exited the woods and held him at gun point.  The carrier reported the men demanded his money. The carrier reported he complied with demands. The carrier was not harmed in this incident. Anyone having information on this case is urged to call the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigative Unit at 919-718-4563.

Sanford Man Arrested For Drugs

On Tuesday, September 12th 2017, the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents, accompanied by agents from the Sanford Police Department, executed a search warrant on the property located at 807 West Williams Street, Sanford.

In the course of the warrant execution agents arrested Alexander Joseph Blaylock,  age 22, a resident of 807 West Williams Street.

Agents found Blaylock attempting to hide a small amount of marijuana in the air conditioning vent upon entry to the residence. Agents also located 7 grams of Heroin, 5 grams of Marijuana and Taurus 357 revolver.

Blaylock was charged with 1 count of trafficking Heroin by possession, 1 count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver Marijuana, 1 count of possession of a firearm by felon, 1 count of felony maintaining a dwelling place for the storage and sales of illegal controlled substances, 1 count of misdemeanor possession of schedule II (Suboxone), and 1 count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Blaylock was jailed under a $150,000.00 secured bond. 

Two Arrested During Search Warrant for Drugs

On Monday September 11, 2017 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents executed a search warrant on the property located at 5178 Goldfinch Turn, Sanford. Upon entering the residence agents found two occupants.


The primary resident Christopher Lee Toro was found in the restroom in the act of destroying evidence and a female identified as Heather Lynn Valdez in the living room area of the residence. In the course of the search agents located approximately 9 grams of Cocaine, 3 grams of Crystal methamphetamine, 1 ½ dosage units of Percocet, 21 grams of Marijuana, 75 dosage units of Diazepam, 3,080 Xanax, 4 ½ dosage units of Buprenorphine, 3 dosage units Dextroamphetamine and an unknown amount of Ecstasy that had been made an had not been totally recovered from the Pyrex dish. Agents seized a total of $985.00 in U.S. paper currency in the process.

Both Christopher Lee Toro age 31 and Heather Lynn Valdez age 24 of 5178 Goldfinch Turn were arrested and charged with 1 count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver 9 grams of Cocaine, 1 count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver 1 ½ dosage units of Percocet, 1 count of sell and deliver 3 dosage units of Dextroamphetamine, 1 count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver 3 grams of  crystal methamphetamine, 1 count of possession with the intent to manufacture, sell and deliver ecstasy, 1 count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver 5 dosage units buprenorphine, 1 count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver 75 dosage units of Diazepam, 1 count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver 3,080 dosage units of Xanax, 1 count of possession with the intent to sell and deliver 21 grams of Marijuana, 1 count of felony maintaining a dwelling place for the storage and sales of illegal controlled substances, 1 count of felony destruction of evidence, and 1 count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Christopher Lee Toro was jailed under a $150,000.00 secured bond.
Heather Lynn Valdez was jailed under a $50,000.00 secured bond.

Long Branch Road Man Arrested For Drugs

On 09/11/2017 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Williams Howard Hughes, 29 years old of 126 Long Branch Road, Sanford, for Possession with intent to sale and deliver cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle to distribute drugs, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Hughes was jailed under a $10,000.00 secured bond.

27 Year Old Woman Arrested For Drugs

On 09/11/2017 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Brandi Michelle Wells, 27 years old of 76 Folded Wings Trail Sanford NC 27330 for Possession with intent to sale and deliver cocaine, possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle to distribute drugs, possession of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. Wells was jailed under a $7,500.00 secured bond.

Saddlebrook Drive Man Arrested for Heroin

On 09/05/2017 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Christopher Shawn Wilkes Jr., 25 years old of 113 Saddlebrook Drive, Sanford, for Possession of Heroin, maintaining a vehicle to use or store heroin and drug paraphernalia. Wilkes was jailed under a $5000.00 secured bond.

Wilkes will have a first appearance in Lee County District court on 09/06/2017.

Minter School Road Man Arrested For Drugs and DWLR

On 09/05/2017 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Dominique Antoine McLean, 27 years old of 1436 Minter School Road Sanford NC 27330 for Possession with intent to sale and deliver marijuana, maintaining a vehicle to distribute marijuana, drug paraphernalia and driving while license revoked.


McLean was jailed under a $2500.00 secured bond. McLean will have a first appearance in Lee County District court on 09/06/2017.

Sanford Man Arrested For Drugs


On Friday September 1, 2017 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Christopher Lee Toro, age 32 of 5178 Goldfinch Turn, Sanford.
Agents discovered that Toro was in possession of numerous types of both illegal controlled substances and illegally possessed prescription medications.

Toro was charged with 1 count of felony possession with the intent to sell and deliver Cocaine, 1 count of felony possession with the intent to sell and deliver crystal methamphetamine, 1 count of felony possession with the intent to sell and deliver Xanax, 1 count of felony possession with the intent to sell and deliver Marijuana, 1 count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Toro was held under a $25,000.00 secured bond.

Winston Salem Man Arrested for Cocaine

On Monday, August 28th 2017, Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Samuel Sifuentes Rodriguez, age 37, of 5040 lot 94 of Old Village Lane, Winston Salem, NC.

Rodriguez was found in possession of approximately one gram of Cocaine. Rodriguez was charged with 1 count of felony possession Cocaine, 1 count of altering/destroying/ criminal evidence, and 1 count of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Rodriguez was held under $10,000.00 secured bond.

Storm Scams

As everyone knows, Hurricane Harvey has caused mass destruction of homes and personal property of families in the state of Texas. In the wake of the natural disaster, you may choose to assist by giving a donation to a charity that provides assistance to victims.  While, the generosity is greatly appreciated, I want to remind you that disasters like this bring out the worst of the worst in the cyber world.

Scammers will try to get you to click on malicious links, or get you to enter your credit card information for donations into bogus sites.  I want you to be safe and  to get your donation to the right people.

Here are a few safety tips:

It is wise to give only to charities you are already familiar with .
If you choose to give, type the link of your favorite charity into your browser.
Do NOT respond to emails that you receive asking for you to click on a charitable site or be misled with the fake Facebook pages or Twitter links.

Whatever you see in the coming weeks about to support Hurricane Harvey disaster relief... THINK BEFORE YOU CLICK. Thank you and stay safe.

County Man Arrested For Crack

On Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017 the Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested JJ Jackson, age 24 of 1464 Black Road, Sanford, NC. 

Jackson was charged with 2 counts of felony possession with the intent to sell and deliver (CRACK) Cocaine, 2 counts of felony sell and deliver (CRACK) Cocaine, 2 counts of felony maintaining a dwelling place for the storage and sells of an illegal controlled substance, and 2 counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. 

Jackson was held under a $15,000.00 secured bond.

Two Arrested For Drugs & Other Charges


Fabio Perez
Luis Perez
On Friday August 18, 2017 Lee County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the area of Russell Street Sanford NC 27330 for suspicious activity. Upon the arrival of deputies three individuals were located in a motor vehicle stationary in the middle of Russell Street with an overwhelming odor of marijuana coming from within the motor vehicle. Further investigation revealed that one of the three occupants was wanted on felony criminal charges. Further investigation revealed 3.5 grams of crystal methamphetamine, approximately two grams of cocaine and a small amount of marijuana being located in control of Luis and Fabio Perez.


1.     On Friday, August 18th, 2017 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents Fabio Cesar Perez, 22 years old of 3185 Rosser Pittman Road Broadway NC 27505 for possession of methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle to distribute drugs and drug paraphernalia. Perez was given a $10,000.00 secured bond and placed in the Lee County Detention facility.

2.    On Friday, August 18th, 2017 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents Luis Angel Perez, 19 years old of 3185 Rosser Pittman Road Broadway NC 27505 for possession of cocaine, possession of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle to distribute drugs, and drug paraphernalia. Luis Perez was wanted for breaking and entering, larceny after breaking and entering and possession of stolen goods/property. Williams was given a $16,000.00 secured bond and placed in the Lee County Detention facility.

Clays 4Kay Event - Great Success!

My staff and I participated in the annual "Clays 4Kay" fundraiser event at Deep River Sporting Clays today. We had a great time! Enjoyed some awesome food, great fellowship, but more importantly, did our share to raise funds for a such an important cause!


Lt William Sturkie walked away as the Top Shot for Sheriff's Team!!

Thanks to all that participated in any way!

Joint Investigation Leads to 2 Arrests; 4 Pounds of Meth




Federico Mendoza
German Mendoza
On Tuesday, August 15th 2017, a six month investigation led by the Lee County Sheriff’s Office, Moore County Sheriff’s Office, Harnett County Sheriff’s Office, Sanford Police Department and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation’s came to an end. In the course of the six month Mendoza investigation, German Alvarez Mendoza and Federico Alvarez Mendoza had unknowingly led agents to the seizure of two pounds of crystal methamphetamine. On Tuesday, August 15th 2017 German Alvarez Mendoza was stopped by the Moore County Sheriff’s Office and Aberdeen Police Department in the parking lot of the Aberdeen Town and Country center. In the course of the arrest agents located two pounds of crystal methamphetamine in a 2005 Honda Accord being operated by German Alvarez Mendoza.

German Alvarez Mendoza
age 41 of 283 Cooper Store Road, Cameron NC, was arrested and charged 4 counts of trafficking in methamphetamine, 2 counts of possession with the intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, 2 counts of felony maintaining of a vehicle used for the storage of a controlled substance, and 2 counts of misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. German Alvarez Mendoza was jailed under a $250,000.00 secured bond.

Federico Alvarez Mendoza was arrested at his home located at 1701 Cameron Hill Road, Cameron NC, and charged with 3 counts of conspiracy to traffic crystal methamphetamine and jailed under a $200,000.00 secured bond.

The total amount of crystal methamphetamine seized throughout the investigation is 4 pounds which has a total street value of $40,000.00. More charges are pending for both subjects at this time.