DEPUTIES: Prescription Meds Being Sold At Tanning Store

The owner of a Washington tanning business and her son are accused of selling prescription pain pills out of the business.

Julia Jefferson of Pantego is charged with three counts of conspiracy to traffic in opium and three counts of trafficking in opium. Her son, Michael Stocks, is charged with six counts of trafficking in opium. Jefferson owns the Tan Zone on West 15th Street.

Beaufort County deputies got complaints that prescription meds were being sold out of the business. Undercover deputies say they began purchasing hydrocodone, oxycodone and fentanyl patches from the two while they were working at the Tan Zone.

On Thursday they obtained a search warrant and found hydrocodone, fentanyl patches, methadone, a plastic snorting straw containing a white residue, a drink can converted to a crack cocaine smoking pipe and marked money that the Investigators used to make their purchases.

Jefferson was jailed on a $50,000.00 secured bond, while Stocks' bond was set at $80,000.00 secured.


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  • by desiree on Mar 25, 2011 at 11:58 AM
    and the little girl never saw anything so shutup
  • by lulu Location: chocowinty on Jun 12, 2010 at 10:07 AM
    If she is out, is she allowed to keep her litle girl? She couldn't raise her other children, this little girl every one is talking about needs a good home.
  • by Anonymous on Jun 8, 2010 at 04:24 PM
    The father was at work like he was suppose to be, not locked up. He already suffers from health problems and remains sick because she's probably secretly drugging him and he doesn't realize it. I feel sorry for him and the little girl. She should have never gotten out of jail to start with. Her and her son are bad news and should both be in jail.
  • by Lela Location: washington on Jun 8, 2010 at 09:41 AM
    How can she take the little girl to Alaska. Doesn't the little girl have a father, what about him? Was he involved and didn't get caught? Or is he locked up also? Some people think they can get away with everything. Where was the little girls father in all of this?
  • by anonymous Location: washington on May 22, 2010 at 05:57 PM
    oh well washington on 5/20 her bond was reduced to 15,000. cash bond & today she walked with only 1500. to a bondsman,she said she had to take her daughter to school however her lic. is revoked!she has two prior felonies for credit card fraud, & cocaine trafficking plus 27 alias,an more bad checks than you can count, whats up with this mr. d.a.? Why is it that career crimals get all the breaks? oh yea she sent her son up the river he will never get out, she blames the entire arrest on him she made him what he is!She says she is going to Alaska with her little girl Social Services needs to take that little girl out of thst home fast I am worried about her welfare Please post this washington deserves to know who is loose on our street,
  • by Yep Location: Washington on May 21, 2010 at 08:38 PM
    Hey Anonymous on May 10 at 830 Good point! If a hospital in little Washington can't make it, then no, I don't expect a legitimate tanning salon in little Washington to make it.
  • by Jason Location: Tarboro on May 17, 2010 at 08:16 AM
    Wake up people! This is not her first arrest! She has pulled time before!
  • by morine on May 14, 2010 at 11:49 AM
    well, I am 70 years old and decided to try to take a tan for the first time. I had just taken my first tan and purchased a $100 package. My grandkids gave it to me for my birthday so it makes me sick. I noticed that it smelled awfully bad in there like cigarette smoke. Sorry I went there. I did enjoy the tanning bed machine though, just hate that I lost that package.
  • by Heather on May 13, 2010 at 11:35 PM
    I personally know these two and they knew that this was coming and i feel so sorry for the little girl, it is just pittiful and very heartbreaking for her to have to go through such things like this as a child. Its so shameful for a mother to do that to a child. They needed to caught and justice will serve them well!!!!!
  • by Just wondering??? Location: Washington NC on May 13, 2010 at 04:11 PM
    Does anyone out there know if those of us who had visits left will be reimbursed or is that money just GONE!!!
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