Traffic stop leads to Wayne County meth trafficking charges

WAYNE COUNTY, N.C. (WITN)- Law enforcement say a traffic stop led to the arrest of several meth trafficking suspects.

(Left to right) Kevin Sauls, James Sauls, William Mitchell, & Heather Nelson

The Wayne County Sheriff's Office says that their Aggressive Criminal Enforcement Team conducted the stop off Highway 55 East in the Seven Springs area.

Deputies say a search found a large amount of meth, 2 handguns, oxycodone, and a controlled substance opiate.

Kevin Sauls, 29, of Goldsboro, James Sauls, 30, of Dudley, and William Mitchell, 25, of Kinston, are all facing 2 counts of trafficking in meth, 2 counts of trafficking in opiates, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kevin Sauls was also charged with possession of firearm by felon.

William Mitchell was also charged with possession of a stolen firearm.

Heather Nelson, 29, of Seven Springs was also charged with possession of methamphetamine, carry concealed gun, possession of drug paraphernalia.

Kevin Sauls is being held on an $825,000 bond, James Sauls an $800,000 bond, William Mitchell an $205,000 bond, and Nelson a $4,000 bond.