A Plain View man has received meth trafficking offenses stemming from a 2015 lab investigation, according to information from Sampson County Sheriff’s authorities.
Jeffery Lynn Horne, 31, of 193 Rock Hollow Lane, Dunn, was charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine and trafficking methamphetamine. Horne was served the charges on Friday at the Sampson County Detention Center.
“(Horne) was in the Sampson County Detention center on unrelated charges and was served with a 2015 outstanding warrant,” Sheriff’s Lt. Marcus Smith noted. He said the charges stemmed from a meth lab investigation on Rock Hollow Lane in August 2015, in which three others — Jennifer Gregory, Benjamin Cobb and Alicia Pearce — were previously arrested, Smith noted.
Following a tip of a meth lab at 184 Rock Hollow Lane, Dunn, agents with the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Division (SID) responded to the scene and observed two suspects and a small fire burning, containing meth lab waste. A subsequent search of the property yielded items “consistent with manufacturing methamphetamine,” authorities said.
The two suspects, Horne and Gregory, both listed as being of 193 Rock Hollow Lane, were taken into custody and charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, two counts of possession of precursor chemicals, littering hazardous waste and storage of hazardous waste without a permit. The two were using the neighboring home as a meth kitchen, sheriff’s officials noted.
“The house was vacant and they were using it as a location to cook,” Smith said at the time. Cobb and Pearce were taken into custody two weeks later.
The warrants on the additional charges were issued Dec. 16, 2015, according to Horne’s arrest report filed Monday.
“Warrants were taking out (on Horne) then, but he wasn’t found until now,” Smith said.
Bond for the new felony offenses was set at $75,000 secured.
Horne has an extensive criminal history dating back to 2010 in Sampson County, according to the N.C. Department of Public Safety. He has been convicted multiple times of felony breaking and entering and larceny. He also has convictions of second-degree burglary, obtaining property by false pretense and communicating threats on his record. He was subject to post release revocation in 2014 and 2015, court records show.
His parole and probation status is currently inactive.
In a separate incident Sunday, a traffic stop on Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, Clinton, resulted in the arrests of two people on drug charges following the seizure of small amounts of crack and marijuana.
Agents with Sampson County Sheriff’s Special Investigations Division conducted the stop on a 2015 Kia Sportage for a registration violation. The vehicle was occupied by Jaqueline Whitley Nicholson, 55, of 4748 Castle Hayne Road, Castle Hayne, and Donald Ray Garner, 43, of 502 Byron Butler Court, Clinton.
According to reports, during the stop less than a gram of crack cocaine was seized, as was half a gram of marijuana and a dosage unit of a Schedule IV controlled substance.
Nicholson was charged with possession of cocaine and maintaining a vehicle for the storage of a controlled substance, both felonies, as well as possession of drug paraphernalia. Garner received charges of simple possession of marijuana, simple possession of a Schedule IV controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Nicholson and Garner were placed under secured bonds of $4,500 and $4,000, respectively.
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