Father And Daughter Arrested For Selling Pills

It's not your typical father/daughter activity.

Wednesday the Beaufort Police Department arrested 54 year old Fernie Simmons and his daughter 24 year old Crystal Simmons for selling Oxycontin Pills.

Undercover agents made the bust.

Police say they bought 10 pills from the duo and found 2 more pills in Crystal Simmons car.

Crystal and Fernie Simmons were charged with selling a controlled substance among other charges. Crystal had a $5,000 dollar bond, Fernie a $2,500 bond.


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  • by From Beaufort Location: N.C on Mar 16, 2010 at 07:30 AM
    I used to look at these stories and think like some of the comments, but now, I know for a fact that this story is being taken to another level, I know these people personally and know that the story is being taking to the wrong level for the father. He is not a bad father and I KNOW that he did not make his daughter sell them. It probably seemed that way at the time, but the truth will come out during court. I am not not pleading on his behalf but I will pray that the father does not suffer for something he did not do.
  • by Havelock Mom Location: Havelock on Mar 15, 2010 at 08:37 AM
    matter of fact if plain joe's like me see it going on why is it still going on. police parking cars in the parking lot dont work. save our kids .I hope that father 54 get life in jail and feel sorry for the Daughter but she is 24 you should know better.there are jobs out there people
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Mar 12, 2010 at 04:07 PM
    Sorry for that last post...I was on drugs (obviously)
  • by Mom Location: NC on Mar 12, 2010 at 02:18 PM
    Um, this is why this generation is the worst ever. Look at the quality parenting going on. Nice Dad...nice.
  • by Jethro Bodine Location: New Bern on Mar 12, 2010 at 11:46 AM
    I don't think the pills themselves are evil, nor is this more of a crime than most other drugs. Some people are apt to do nearly anything to feel different (catch a buzz). Whether it be drinking, smoking, mushrooms, huffing glue...they'll find something. Look up "Jenkum"...that will give you an idea of how low some people will stoop for a "head rush". It's not the pills, don't hate the companies for making them. If I'm stupid enough to buy/take a pill that wasn't prescribed to me...and my health is damaged...it should be my fault alone, not the dealer. I can't sue the company, nor the dealer. The real "crime" in this is no more than legal jargon. If I sell you a car and you could it the next day, am I held responsible or put in jail? Not ALL drugs should be included, of course. (Boy what a mess we'd have if they prescribed cocaine regularly for everyone, huh?)
  • by Jessica Location: Pamlico on Mar 12, 2010 at 09:32 AM
    Jimbo- I doubt it was the father putting the daughter up to it seriously. Im sure the pills were his yes, and she was selling them. Come on...a 24 year old was forced to selling pills? They are both at fault.
  • by ganny on Mar 12, 2010 at 09:07 AM
    Hey Larry, ever thought about getting a j.o.b. ??
  • by Jimbo Location: NC on Mar 12, 2010 at 08:23 AM
    I thank God every day that I had the father I had and not a dirt bag like this! Thanks Dad!!
  • by also to Larry Location: of Newport on Mar 12, 2010 at 08:19 AM
    Larry, if you say you have to sell your pills to eat, what do you sell for the healthcare and prescription costs or is that free for you?
  • by to Larry Location: of Newport on Mar 12, 2010 at 05:17 AM
    Keep doing it and they will feed you at Carteret Correctional Center!
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