Drug suspect gets slew of ID theft charges


By Chris Berendt - [email protected]



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A Clinton woman arrested on drug trafficking charges following a bust at Budget Inn earlier this month has now received nearly a dozen felony charges of identity theft in connection with other cases, Sampson County Sheriff’s authorities said Wednesday.

Latesha Michelle Coxum, 29, of 100 Watson Lane, Clinton, has been charged with 11 counts of identity theft. Warrants on the charges were issued and served on Tuesday, according to Coxum’s arrest report.

The charges are the most recent for Coxum, who has been arrested three separate times since last month in three separate incidents.

She was one of five people arrested in connection with a probe at the Budget Inn in Clinton on Feb. 5, during which deputies with the Sheriff’s Special Investigations Division, acting on tips, searched several rooms at the motel and subsequently seized cocaine, meth, prescription pills and marijuana.

Sheriff’s Emergency Response Team members executed the search warrants, discovering approximately 61.4 grams of cocaine, 2.5 grams of methamphetamine, two oxycodone pills and a small amount of marijuana.

Coxum received charges of trafficking cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance. She was placed in the Sampson County Detention Center under $100,000 secured bond for those charges.

That arrest was on the heels of an arrest last month on charges of possession of stolen goods and simple assault.

Bond for the identity theft charges against Coxum was set at $75,000 secured.

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By Chris Berendt

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