A Lenoir County deputy who went to a house to serve a warrant where he thought a suspect lived, didn't find that person there, but ended up arresting those inside on drug charges.
Deputies went to 515 Back Street and made contact with a resident, 18-year-old Haley Goodman, who lives there. She said the person they were looking for didn't live there, but while speaking to Goodman the deputy smelled an odor of marijuana coming from inside the residence.
Deputies say they could plainly see three partially burned suspected marijuana cigarettes in an ashtray beside the door. They say Goodman consented for deputies to search her residence and numerous items of paraphernalia and drug evidence were seized, including a "drug culture" book, 23 small bags of marijuana, four smoking devices, and other drug paraphernalia.
Goodman is charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver schedule VI, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. She posted bond of $10,300.00.
Police also arrested 16-year-old Samantha Goodman and charged her with possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver schedule VI, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia. She also posted bond of $10,300.00.
A juvenile is also involved in this investigation and charges are pending through Juvenile Services after review of a juvenile petition that will be filed by the Lenoir County Sheriff's Office.
Deputies say mugshots for these individuals are not available because they were released upon payment of their bond before processing in the detention center.