Henrico woman arrested

Published 9:29 am Tuesday, October 7, 2014

JACKSON – A Northampton County woman stands charged with several drug offenses, to include dispensing medication without a license.

Angela D. Tinkham

Angela D. Tinkham

On Oct. 2, Northampton County Sheriff’s Captain Chuck Hasty arrested Angela Darlene Tinkham, 41, of Henrico on several charges: deliver a Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of a Schedule II substance, dispense medication without a license (three counts) and possession of stolen property (two counts).

Hasty’s investigation began after the Sheriff’s Office responded to a residence on Stanley Drive in Henrico on Nov. 8 of last year. Northampton County Sheriff’s Office personnel and EMS responded to a report of a person not breathing.  EMS units were the first to arrive on scene and found that Leisa Marie Morrow, 22, was deceased.   Deputy Marcel Goffington arrived on scene and spoke with the Morrow’s husband about the incident. Goffington called for an Investigator because of the age of Ms. Morrow. Hasty and Investigator Courtney Williams arrived at the residence to assist with the call.

During the course of the investigation, Northampton County Sheriff’s Office, Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigations worked together to try to piece some of the pieces of what caused Ms. Morrow to die at a early age. The autopsy report from the Office of Chief Medical Examiner ruled that the death was accidental and the cause was combine drug toxicity.

During the investigation search warrants were served and evidence was collected.  The execution of the search warrants and evidence that was found led Hasty to charge Tinkham with the alleged violations.

Tinkham was given a $16,000.00 bond and had her first appearance on the same day of her arrest.

“I would like to thank Lieutenant Joe Sealy with Halifax County Sheriff’s Office and Agent Paul Munson with the NC SBI for all their help in this case.  Working together on has been proven and will continue to be key to solving crimes in our community,” said Northampton Sheriff Jack Smith.

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