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.

Search Warrant Executed on Oakwood Ave; 3 Arrested

On Thursday, August 17th, 2017 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents executed a search warrant for drugs at 308 Oakwood Avenue Sanford NC 27330. As a result of the search agents recovered 272 grams of marijuana individually packaged in various amounts throughout the residence, 5 grams of cocaine, numerous sets of digital scales, a Glock Model 19 Semi-Automatic pistol, a 50 round drum style pistol magazine, a 31 round pistol magazine and numerous rounds of ammunition.  Agents arrested three individuals for the distribution of controlled substances and petitioned one juvenile also.

On Thursday, August 17th, 2017 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Derrick Dion Williams, 23 years old of 803 Oakwood Avenue Sanford NC 27330 for Possession with intent to sale and deliver cocaine, Possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a residence to distribute drugs and drug paraphernalia. Williams was given a $30,000.00 secured bond and placed in the Lee County Detention facility.

On Thursday, August 17th, 2017 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Dominick Devonn Williams, 19 years old of 803 Oakwood Avenue Sanford NC 27330 for Possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a residence to distribute drugs and drug paraphernalia. Williams was given a $45,000.00 secured bond and placed in the Lee County Detention facility. Williams also had an outstanding order for arrest for failure to appear for Larceny in Lee County.

On Thursday, August 17th, 2017 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Savon Khalili Rollins, 23 years old of 1103 South Seventh Street Sanford NC 27330 for Possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, maintaining a residence to distribute drugs and drug paraphernalia. Williams was given a $10,000.00 secured bond and placed in the Lee County Detention facility.

Clays 4Kay @ Deep River Sporting Clays

Again, Kay Yow Cancer Fund is partnering with Deep River Sporting Clays on Friday, August 18th to host "Clays4Kay", a one-of-a-kind clay shooting tournament with teams of five competing for top honors. The 2016 event was a sold out event and raised over $12,000!



The Clays 4Kay Event benefits the Kay Yow Cancer Fund with a unique opportunity to come out to Deep River Sporting Clays & Shooting School and shoot a round of "PINK" sporting clays with "PINK" shotgun shells to raise funds and awareness in the fight against all women's cancer. Each participant receives 50 clays spread out over 13 stations.
Teams have already been secured (including one from the Sheriff's Office) and I'd like to invite the public to come and show your support for one of our favorite landmark annual community fundraisers for a disease that doesn't discriminate! You never know who you'll see during this event!

Activities start @ 10AM with a shotgun start.  Awards ceremony will be held for the winning team and individuals at approximately 1pm.

For more information or to download the event flyer, click here.

Come out and support a great cause!






SHERIFF CARTER OFFERS SAFETY TIPS FOR BACK TO SCHOOL


Sheriff Tracy Carter offers some safety tips for those youngsters who will be walking back and forth to school this year.

“Parents can teach their children the following safety tips which will inform the youngsters of the danger signs to watch for and avoid when walking between school and home,” Sheriff Carter said.


“Drivers should be cautious of children walking back and forth to school,” added the Sheriff. “We can all learn from the safety tips below and abide by them to make Lee County safer for all.”

· While walking, remember to always travel with a friend. Two heads are better than one, especially if there’s an emergency. 

· A stranger is anyone you or your parents don’t know well. 

· You or your friend must never take candy, money, medicine or anything else from a stranger. 

· If a stranger in a car asks you questions, don’t get close to the car (you could get pulled in) – and never get in the car. 

· Strangers can be very tricky – they can ask you to walk with them to “show” them something; they can offer to pay for your video game, or ask you to help them find a lost dog or cat. Don’t be fooled! 

· Don’t tell anyone your name or address when you’re walking and don’t think that because someone knows your name that they know you – they may just be looking at your name printed on your lunch box, school bag or T-shirt. 

· If you think you’re in any danger, yell, and run to the nearest store or “safe house” or back to school. 

· Always tell your parents or teacher if a stranger has approached you.

“By taking the time to carefully prepare your child on how to handle these situations, you can insure your child’s safety whether they are on their way to school or home, playing on a playground or riding their bikes,” Sheriff Carter concludes.

Labor Day Safety

With the approach of the Labor Day weekend, Sheriff Carter asks all citizens to join him in making this Labor Day holiday period a happy and enjoyable one for all.

Traditionally during the Labor Day holiday, our highways experience one of the highest traffic flows of the year.  The sheriff reminds all Lee County residents to follow these safety tips:


·      Always shift your attention every few seconds, constantly scanning the road ahead and behind you.  Never blankly stare ahead nor fix your gaze on one point on the road.

·      When passing an automobile, always glance at the ground beside the front wheel of the car you intend to pass.  You will know instantly if the car is about to veer - giving you an extra few seconds to respond.

·     You should pull out into the opposite lane of traffic when passing while you are still well behind the car in front.  This should give you some time and space to build up speed and will enable you to pull back into your own lane should the need arise.  Never cut abruptly out of your lane into the opposite lane when passing.

·       Always signal your intentions with your brake lights, turn signals, horn and/or headlights so that other drivers will see you well before you change course.

·       Drivers should always “aim high” in steering.  That is, you should glance frequently at points well ahead of you.  Not only will this help your steering, but it will also help you check the position of vehicles in front of you as well as on-coming ones.

·       Never follow too close.  Remember that, as your speed increases, it takes you substantially longer to stop.  Also remember that it’s good to have an extra cushion of space in front of you if you’re being tail-gated, on a slippery road, or in low visibility conditions.

“Lastly, I would remind all motorists to practice the Golden Rule when driving.  Be courteous and tolerant of other drivers.  Please don’t get angry with bad drivers or reckless ones – just get out of their way,” Sheriff Carter said in closing, “Let’s make 2017 Labor Day weekend a safe one on the roads in Lee County and during everyone's holiday weekend travel.”

Wicker Street Man Arrested for Heroin

08/09/2017 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Agents arrested Carlos Antonio Marks, 40 years old of 223 Wicker Street Sanford, for Sell Heroin, Deliver Heroin, maintaining a vehicle to sale heroin and drug paraphernalia. Marks was jailed under a $30,000.00 secured bond. Marks will have a first appearance in Lee County District court on 08/10/2017.

Search Warrant Executed on Pickard Rd


On Tuesday, August 8th, 2017 Lee County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics agents arrested Aaron Taylor Moore age 24 of 152 Pickard Road Sanford. Agents had received numerous tips in regards to the illegal manufacture of methamphetamine taking place on the property. Agents executed a search warrant on the residence located at 152 Pickard Road, and located numerous items of paraphernalia and precursors used to manufacture methamphetamine. Moore was charged with 4 counts of felony possession/distribute meth precursors. Moore was jailed under a $30,000.00 secured bond.