Lenoir County Prescription Drug Bust

By: Christine Kennedy
By: Christine Kennedy

The Lenoir County Sheriffs Office arrested five people ranging in age from 29 to 69 for prescription drug trafficking

Lenoir County Deputies along with Jones County worked together to stage controlled buys for over 210 percocet pills with a street value of 21 hundred dollars. The 5 arrested are all from Kinston. People who sell, buy and or transfer the drug are prosecuted the same as someone who is selling or buying cocaine. Their bonds range from 1-thousand to 50-thousand dollars at the Lenoir County Jail.

The following individuals were arrested and place in the Lenoir County Jail.

Marvin Earl Brown, 64 years old from Cotton Patch Lane in Kinston NC, was charged with 1 Count of Trafficking Schedule II (Sell), 1 Count Trafficking Schedule II (Deliver), and 1 Count Trafficking Schedule II (Possession), Brown was placed under a $40,000 secured Bond.

Timothy Jobe Thigpen, 29 years old from Fountain Park Drive, Kinston NC, was charged with Conspire to Traffic Opium, and DWLR, Thigpen was placed under $50,000 secured bond.

Edna Rouse Garner, 56 years old from Neuse Road, Kinston NC was charged with Conspire to Traffic Schedule II, Garner was placed under a $ 1000.00 secured bond.

Barbara Haley Johnson, 48 years old from Rosedale Ave Kinston NC, was charged with 1 count to Conspire to Sell/Deliver Schedule II, and was placed under a $ 1000.00 secured bond.

Woodrow Sutton 69 years old from East Caswell Street in Kinston, was charged with 1 Count of Conspire to Traffic Schedule II and was placed under a $ 1000.00 secured bond.


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  • by QUEENIE on Jun 25, 2009 at 09:42 AM
    WHAT HAPPENED TO LAND OF THE FREE? IF PEOPLE WOULD CLEAN UP THEIR OWN BACK YARD INSTEAD OF COMPLAINING ABOUT EVERYONE ELSE'S THIS WORLD WOULD BE A MUCH BETTER PLACE. MIND YOUR OWN BUSINESS AND GET THE MURDERERS AND RAPIST OFF THE STREETS.
  • by Kit on Jun 25, 2009 at 08:50 AM
    What in the world do people expect to happen when they barely hand out any prescriptions that actually help people anymore? They want to give antidepressant pills out for pain. Just because some people are addicts doesn't mean the whole world should be punished for their abuse. Some people are in real pain and cannot get pain pills. That's why these kind of crimes happen. Fix the system where the DEA and FDA isn't breathing down doctor's throats and putting limits on prescriptions all the time and this stuff wouldn't happen as much.
  • by Sam Location: In Wonderland on Jun 25, 2009 at 07:11 AM
    These people are in some serious trouble now.
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