SALEMBURG — A misdemeanor charge related to a stolen wallet landed three county residents behind bars on felony drug charges following an investigation by Sampson County Sheriff’s authorities.
The three arrests were made Thursday morning, ultimately resulting in eight charges, five of them felony drug offenses. Those arrests stemmed from a report of a wallet theft the night before.
“Deputies located the suspect, along with two other individuals,” Sheriff’s Capt. Eric Pope stated. “A search of the vehicle led to the discovery of drugs.”
Whitney Lynn Lambert, 26, of 743 Vander Road, Salemburg, was charged with misdemeanor larceny and possession of heroin. Brandi Racquel Blake, 32, of 913 Jordan Road, Autryville, received the same charges. Jason Bradford Brewington, 38, of 2119 Hollandtown Road, Salemburg, was charged with possession of heroin and possession of drug paraphernalia.
On Wednesday, a victim at a neighboring Vander Road residence reported that a couple hundred dollars and a debit card was stolen from his home. Investigation led deputies a few doors down to Lambert’s Vander Road address, where all three suspects were reportedly taken into custody.
A small amount of heroin was seized by deputies. The three heroin arrests came just two days after Sheriff’s authorities arrested a Greensboro man traveling on I-40 near Faison on charges of heroin trafficking.
Blake was served the larceny charge at the magistrate’s office, while the meth charge against Lambert came at the Detention Center, when she was found with what sheriff’s reports called 20 “dosage units” of meth. Pope noted that while Lambert was being processed at the jail, the meth was “discovered hidden on her person during the booking/search process.”
Lambert was additionally charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver methamphetamine and possession of a controlled substance in prison/jail premises. Her bond was set at $60,500 secured.
Secured bonds for Blake and Brewington were set at $40,500 and $50,000, respectively.
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