Trio face drug charges
Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 13, 2006
PLEASANT HILL – Complaints from neighbors resulted in three drug arrests here Saturday.
According to Captain George Reed of the Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, complaints from citizens in Pleasant Hill led to an investigation into alleged drug activity at 177 Lorenzo Trail.
Reed said the department initiated the investigation and then made a controlled purchase from the residence, thereby getting enough evidence to result in a search warrant.
The target of the search was Angela Janet Smith, 27, of the Lorenzo Trail residence. While she was not at home during the execution of the search warrant, she did turn herself in later Saturday.
“When we executed the search warrant, we found out she had just left the residence,” Reed said. “A person at the residence got her on the phone and I advised her I was at her home. She later met me at the Sheriff’s Office.”
When she arrived at the office, Smith was charged with possession with intent to sell, manufacture and deliver cocaine, possession with intent to sell, manufacture and deliver marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia and maintaining a vehicle, place or dwelling for a controlled substance.
She was placed in the Northampton County Jail under a $27,000 secured bond and had her first appearance on Monday.
The search warrant also produced two other arrests.
Terrence Leon Smith, 23, of 167 Lorenzo Trail and Nathan Bailey Smith, 44, of James Jones Road were in the residence and both were charged with drug-related crimes.
“Based on my investigations and statements made by the suspects, we believe Terrence Smith sold Nathan Smith crack cocaine,” Reeds said.
Terrence Smith was charged with possession of cocaine and sale of cocaine. He was placed in the Northampton County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond.
Nathan Smith was charged with possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia and placed in the Northampton County Jail under a $5,300 secured bond.
“I want to thank the citizens of the Pleasant Hill area,” Reed said. “We will continue to do the best we can to rid Northampton County of drugs.”