Meth charges leveled in lab, probation cases


By Chris Berendt - [email protected]



Sessoms


Johnson


Miller


Three people are facing felony meth-related charges in connection with two separate Sampson County Sheriff’s cases, one in connection with an April lab seizure, the other the result of a routine probationary search, according to sheriff’s authorities.

Troy Lestus Sessoms, 48, of 4347 Hayne Stretch Road, Roseboro, and Kimberly Lee Johnson, 44, of 116 Carraway Road, Clinton, have each been charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine, trafficking meth by manufacture, trafficking meth by possession and maintaining dwelling for a controlled substance.

A tip about meth production led to the initial arrests of Sessoms and Johnson on April 17. Agents with the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Division investigated the tip and located enough evidence at Sessoms’ Hayne Stretch Road residence to obtain a search warrant. subsequently discovering components of meth manufacturing.

The two were charged at that time with manufacturing meth, maintaining a dwelling for the manufacture of a controlled substance, possession of meth precursor chemicals, storage of hazardous waste and possession of drug paraphernalia, receiving $50,000 bond apiece.

The new charges were served at the Sheriff’s Office following the results of a state lab test, which confirmed the seizure of 175 grams of meth in the investigation, Lt. Marcus Smith said.

Bonds on the new charges were set at $75,000 secured apiece for Sessoms and Johnson.

In the other case, sheriff’s deputies assisted N.C. Probation personnel with a search that resulted in the discovery of meth and precursors at a Roseboro woman’s residence.

Kelly Allison Miller, 44, of 1719 Mitchell Loop Road, Roseboro, received a slew of charges, including possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a Schedule IV controlled substance; two counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine; possession of methamphetamine; three counts of possession/distribution of a meth precursor; two counts each of selling and delivering meth; and maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for a controlled substance.

She received additional charges of possession of pseudoephedrine with a prior meth conviction, possession of drug paraphernalia and probation violation.

Miller’s bond was set at $100,000 secured. She received an additional $30,000 bond for the probation violation.

According to the N.C. Department of Public Safety, Miller has previous drug-related convictions in Sampson County dating back to 2011. She was most recently convicted in April 2015 of possession/distribution of a meth precursor. She was given a suspended sentenced and three years’ probation, court records show.

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By Chris Berendt

[email protected]

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