UPDATE: Pharmaceutical Plant Employee Charged With Trafficking Drugs

An employee of a local pharmaceutical plant is accused of stealing drugs from work which ended up being bought on the streets by undercover deputies.

Adam Mason was arrested November 16th after a search of his Canterbury Road home in Washington. Deputies say Mason worked in an area of the drug plant that gave him access to powder Oxycodone and powder amphetamine.

Mason was charged with multiple counts of trafficking in opium, possession of amphetamines and possession of drug paraphernalia. He's in jail on a $1 million bond.

An operations manager at DSM Pharmaceuticals says Mason is a former employee at their Greenville plant. Stephen Lijoi tells WITN News that he is aware of the investigation and as far as he knows there are no other DSM employees involved.

Also arrested were Michelle Wollard, Dwayne & Tonya Asby, and George Elliot II. The Asby's and Elliot are charged with multiple counts of trafficking in amphetamines.

Investigators say they have recovered approximately 168 grams of power Oxycodone and 3 grams of amphetamines.


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  • by anymouse Location: Bradford on Feb 14, 2010 at 05:45 PM
    well i feel sorry for him he is a good man i know him and i know his lil daughter maddie .. i really feel sorry for them ....
  • by Anonymous Location: Winterville on Mar 30, 2009 at 02:08 PM
    You don't have to be involved in drugs to get kicked out of that company, just be a good and loyal employee.
  • by Leigha on Dec 11, 2008 at 02:10 PM
    Adam Mason and his family are in my prayers. He is a great guy, and I am in shock that he has done this. maybe an addiction that got out of control, the other thugs have always been in trouble. Not the kind he has ever hung out with. This seems so out of character for him. God Bless him and the Mason family.
  • by Annie Location: grifton on Dec 2, 2008 at 06:58 PM
    Sorry Adam got himself into this mess, but I must say he is a good guy and I enjoyed working with him and knowing him. Good luck Adam.
  • by reader Location: greenville on Dec 2, 2008 at 01:46 PM
    Adam is a good person. Financial desperation had nothing to do with it. I don't know why he would do this. I feel sorry for his family. Yes, people make mistakes, but 168 grams implies he made this mistake many times. He deserves what he gets. Good person or not, dealing is unacceptable.
  • by CC Location: Washington on Dec 1, 2008 at 12:32 PM
    This is a sad world we live in when people judge others they made a mistake and now they get their face and name put all over the news for people to judge but the great thing about being human is they can confess their sins and get in heaven just like you and me. How wonderful is our Lord!
  • by reader Location: nc on Dec 1, 2008 at 10:25 AM
    to Reed: WHAT DOES GEORGE BUSH HAVE TO DO WITH THIS? Or anything in this report?
  • by Anonymous Location: washington on Nov 28, 2008 at 01:55 PM
    I say they deserve what they get. I know one of these personally and he has never been anything but trouble. Has used and sold for years and finally caught up with him. He's had other brushes with the law but always seem to get out of it.... Maybe this time, he'll get what he deserves. According to what the WDN said, I don't see any of them getting off lightly. You play, you pay. Some of them might have been "good guys/girls" but they were selling to anyone that would buy, including children. Doesn't sound like good guys to me. They didn't care who they hurt in the process as long as they made money to keep their habit going. Wonder how tough they'll be behind bars!
  • by Citizen Location: USA on Nov 28, 2008 at 10:48 AM
    The courts need to consider how many homes was destroyed by his product.
  • by Blog Refuter Location: NC on Nov 28, 2008 at 10:27 AM
    Desperate times call for desperate measures...
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