Pitt Co. Parents Worried After Deputies Find Drugs Nearby

Parents in a local neighborhood say they're going to start keeping a closer eye on their kids, after deputies discovered methamphetamine in a home nearby.

The drugs, along with materials to cook it, were obtained by the Pitt County Sheriff's Office at a home on Church Street in Grifton Thursday night.

With plenty of kids living close by, parents like Amy Scott are worried that the drugs were so close to home.

Scott lives up the street and has three kids.

Scott says, "My son drove by and he stopped in and was wondering what was going on. He said there was a bunch of cars. I just figured, you know, it was a family gathering, party or something like that."

In fact, it was a drug bust.

The Pitt County Sheriff's Office wrapped up a three-month investigation at the Grifton home. They found methamphetamine-making materials, over six grams of meth, several smoking pipes, and paraphernalia.

Scott says, "When we moved down here it was family town, but since I've been here so much has happened. It just seems like it's getting worse."

28-year-old William Whitley and 41-year-old Willie Edwards are each charged with possession of a precursor chemical, possession of methamphetamine, and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance.

Deputies say Whitley received a $25,000 bond. Edwards was transported to the hospital for a health issue before the arrest took place.

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