Pitt County Mother And Daughter Arrested On Drug Charges

A mother and daughter duo have been arrested in Pitt County on drug charges.

On February 2nd the Pitt County Sheriff’s Office arrested 55-year-old Layden Odum and 21-year-old Katherine Odum pictured above. Both are from Greenville. They were both charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver.

Deputies say the two were selling their controlled prescription narcotics.

A total of 61 dosage units were seized at a street value of $910 dollars.

Both were taken to the Pitt County Detention Center and placed under a $10,000 unsecured bond.


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  • by WoW Location: my house on Feb 9, 2012 at 10:28 AM
    i went to school with her, you could really tell she had no up-bringing. always skipping and getting in trouble it's really un-surprising that she would be involved with something like this. so sad.
  • by Steve Location: Greenville on Feb 9, 2012 at 05:18 AM
    I actually have met these people at the pool of the apartment complex they lived in and I can tell you they are CRAZY. Way off the rocker.
  • by ok Location: greenville on Feb 6, 2012 at 08:47 PM
    Every comment made has been pretty accurate. i sincerely hope you and your families never have to go through anything like this! it is truly a nightmare and i would not wish this on anyone!
  • by taxman Location: sand hill on Feb 6, 2012 at 05:05 PM
    Team work,family business; that's what it's all about ! Yahooooooo!
  • by Fact on Feb 6, 2012 at 12:22 PM
    Our government has spent $1 TRILLION dollars in the last 40 years on the war on drugs. Tax money spent for a problem that hasn't seemed to disappear. Now for the kicker? Politicians receive millions of dollars from pharmaceutical interests groups. While the government spends our tax money fighting the illegal selling of drugs, they are taking pharmaceutical interest money to keep the pills going. The war on drugs is a government scam when they are taking money from the biggest drug dealers, PHARMACEUTICAL COMPANIES.
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      by Data Man on Feb 6, 2012 at 01:07 PM in reply to Fact
      I agree! This is why we need to keep Obama in office! He is leading us through this mess! Thank God for Obama and the first family!! Yes we can!
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        by Fact on Feb 6, 2012 at 04:13 PM in reply to Data Man
        You do realize that this continues under the Obama administration, right? Obama is just as guilty of taking special interest money as the rest.
  • by DJ on Feb 6, 2012 at 12:20 PM
    New family business to carry on.
  • by Hmmmm Location: snow hill on Feb 6, 2012 at 11:03 AM
    Maybe we can fix them up with the father-son duo. They have so much in common.:)
  • by Opana Location: Greenville on Feb 6, 2012 at 05:15 AM
    Take the information that has been given to you in this story, it does not say that this person is on government assistance. Nor does it say exactly what type of medication it is, just that it's a narcotic. A narcotic could be anything from a messily pain pill, anti-depressants, to anxiety medicine. Yes it sounds bad, but why all the fuss over this? People need to keep comments to yourself, stop making things up about how they are getting there medicine paid for or what kind of people they are. They obviously made a bad choice, keep in mind they have not been found guilty by a group of their peers. Till then don't act as a judge from a third world country
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      by Formerly O.L.I. on Feb 6, 2012 at 11:34 AM in reply to Opana
      The information given is that they were selling their own prescription narcotics; that is illegal. There is nothing 'measly' about pain, anti-depressant medications. This is a comment section. Come here, and you will read comments.
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        by shut up already on Feb 6, 2012 at 05:34 PM in reply to Formerly O.L.I.
        Why is it that u think u know everything about every article? man shut up already!!!
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          by Formerly O.L.I. on Feb 7, 2012 at 05:43 AM in reply to shut up already
          I'm not a man, so you don't know everything either. If you don't like some of the comments, don't come here. I'm a regular, I admit that. So are many other commentors. Now, run along and play nice.
  • by really? on Feb 5, 2012 at 05:52 PM
    the bottom line is im sure the taxpayers paid for the pills and while they go to jail the taxpayers will pay for that to!!!!!!!!!!!! this is coming from someone that works for a penny and finds a way to make ends meet. My money that I work for is honest money and I can lay my head down at night knowing that. I'm so sick of hearing peoples sad life story!If the gov. would pass the law that ANYONE getting gov. assistants has to pass a drug test then the population would be cut in half!
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      by Anonymous on Feb 6, 2012 at 12:32 AM in reply to really?
      Agreed. Pass a test to get the public dole then random drug testing to keep your spot on the dole.Don't show up in 24 hours loose your benefits for life. Slip up once loose your benfits for the 90 days. Slip up twice one year. Third offense no more benefits. What about the children involved, loose them permanently for the first offense. They're the inoccent ones in this and should not suffer for their parents idiocy.
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      by Washington on Feb 6, 2012 at 03:38 AM in reply to really?
      Check your facts. In test programs where they see if this idea is cost-effective, less than 2% of those on public assistance actually come up positive for drug use. It's why the idea hasn't really taken off - because it won't pay for itself on all the money it would save.
  • by addiction counselor Location: greenville on Feb 5, 2012 at 04:58 PM
    Doctors take an oath in medical school to try and prevent pain in their patients. There are also federal laws in place that say they are to prescribe narcotics when they feel a patient needs them. That is an old law and needs to come off the books.. one of the biggest mistakes in healthcare was when the medical field created a pain scale as the 5 or 6th vital sign... what a crock that is.. Pain scales (0-10) need to go away, pain should be rated in a functional way,, for instance if you can get up and move around and do daily activities it is doubtful that your pain rating is an 7 or an 9 much less a 10, in other words... a 10 is someone that needs to be admitted to the hospital and get opiods, a 5 is someone that isnt hurting that much. Too much emphasis is placed on relieving pain with pills , there are many other ways to relieve pain, and doctors are part of this problem,giving the pain medications (opiates) when other alternative pain relief can be prescribed. The patients then justify their addiction to pain meds by saying "well , my doctor said for me to take this so it must be okay if he said do it". I am just saying what I see on a daily basis.. I dont know anything about this particular case... but clearly one or both are addicted.
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      by Do No Harm on Feb 6, 2012 at 12:27 AM in reply to addiction counselor
      Sad but true. More people now die in the US from precription drug abuse then from auto accidents. Change is clearly needed. At least these two are off the streets for now. Maybe they will get the help they need.
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      by Votto on Feb 7, 2012 at 05:32 AM in reply to addiction counselor
      You are completely wrong. Im a nurse and I work at Vidant. Pain level is what a person says it is, no too people handle pain the same way. I have seen cancer stricken patients that are on their death bed that are facing unbearable pain and you would never know it and I have seen people return from minor surgery and complain of pain no matter what type of pain killer you give them. Being an "addiction counselor" does not give you a health professionals opinion, it can give you a counselors opinion.
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