ROSEBORO — Four Sampson residents have received felony charges in connection with a meth lab seizure, authorities said.
In the early morning hours of Thursday, deputies of the Sampson County Sheriff’s Office went to 646 Mill Creek Church Road, Roseboro, to serve felony warrants on Ray Leslie McClenny.
Upon approach to the residence, deputies observed suspects flee from the property and discovered items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine. Agents with the Sheriff’s Special Investigation Division deputies responded to the scene and “located additional items consistent with the manufacture of methamphetamine,” according to sheriff’s reports.
Michael Wayne Johnson, 47, of 740 Mill Creek Church Road, Roseboro; Mary Elizabeth Johnson, 37, of 2120 Carry Bridge Road, Roseboro; Linda Faye Sessoms, 57, of 646 Mill Creek Church Road, Roseboro; and McClenny, 54, whose address was listed in sheriff’s records as 784 Old Brick Mill Road, Roseboro; were arrested and each charged with manufacturing methamphetamine and three counts of possession of precursor chemicals.
McClenny also received a charge of larceny of a motor vehicle and three additional counts of possession of precursor chemicals.
According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety, Michael Johnson and McClenny both have long criminal records, including multiple convictions of larceny and felony breaking and entering in Sampson County. McClenny has also been convicted of uttering forged instrument and other traffic offenses. Mary Johnson has previously been convicted in Sampson of communicating threats, trespassing, common law robbery and felony breaking and entering. No N.C. record was found for Sesssoms.
All were placed in the Sampson County Detention Center without privilege of bond.
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