A 31-year-old Clinton man has become the latest individual taken into custody as part of the Sampson County Sheriff's Department's ongoing Operation Double Tap.
The undercover campaign, which involved a year's worth of investigative work, began culminating three weeks ago with raids throughout the city and county. To date around two-thirds of those on the campaign's warrant list have been served, with arrests continuing to come in. Over 100 individuals with upwards of 300 charges were tapped as part of the undercover campaign.
An arrest report released by the Sheriff's Department Wednesday shows that Kenneth Harold Payne of 710 W. Main St., Clinton, was taken into custody Tuesday afternoon and charged with 2 counts possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, 3 counts maintaining a dwelling/vehicle/place for sell of a controlled substance, 1 count sell a Schedule I controlled substance, 2 counts deliver Schedule I controlled substance, 2 counts possession with intent to sell and deliver a Schedule I controlled substance, 1 count sell a Schedule II controlled substance, 1 count deliver a Schedule II controlled substance, 1 count sell marijuana, 1 count deliver marijuana, 1 count sell and deliver a Schedule IV controlled substance and 1 count sell or deliver a counterfeit controlled substance.
All the charges were felonies.
Warrants noted that 11.8 grams of marijuana, 3 dosage units of ectasy, 3.8 grams of MDMA, 1 dosage unit of Lyrica and 1 dosage unit of Oxycodone was involved.
Payne was jailed under a $110,000 and remained behind bars Wednesday afternoon. He is scheduled to make his first appearance in Sampson District Court Friday.
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