On Friday, Aug. 14, officers arrested Don Franklin Teal, 35, of Lilesville and Erin Harrington Jones, 31, of Polkton. Both suspects were charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Over a period of several weeks, officers arrested a number of suspects who purchased over-the-limit amounts of pseudoephedrine, as they were going to various local pharmacies purchasing maximum amounts of pseudoephedrine products at each place. Officers arrested the following individuals: 1) Jasper R. Robinson, 26, Lilesville; 2) Brent Matthew Hyatt, 22, Marshville— two counts; 3) Tammie Rena Happle, 45, Wadesboro; 4) Shanowa Dawn Simon, 23, Peachland; 5) Harvey Dale Carpenter, 30, Lilesville; 6) Brittany Biggs, 21, Ansonville— two counts; 7) William Edward Little, 39, Morven; 8) John Clair Folts, 23, Wadesboro; 9) Shawn Carter Harris, 31, Wadesboro— three counts; 10) Henry T. Harward Jr., 42, Wadesboro; and 11) Robert C. O’Neal, 26, Wadesboro— three counts; James Wayne Taylor, 20, Peachland— three counts. Pseudoephedrine is the key ingredient in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.
On Aug. 3, officers arrested Dewayne Shunta Peguese, 27, of Wadesboro and charged him with possession of precursor chemicals to manufacture methamphetamine. Items seized by officers included anhydrous ammonia, lithium and pseudoephedrine. Peguese was also charged with assault on a female, driving while license revoked, second degree kidnapping and other various traffic charges. Also arrested on the same date was Terron Lamar Mackey, 36, of Morven. Mackey was charged with possession of cocaine, maintaining a dwelling place to sell and deliver cocaine and the sale of cocaine.
On Aug. 10, officers arrested Kenny Anthony Porter, 40, of Charlotte. Porter was charged with possession of marijuana (4 pounds), possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and maintaining a vehicle for the purpose to sell and deliver marijuana.
Various bonds and court dates were set on the above individuals.
Anson County Sheriff Tommy Allen said that his officers continue to work with the SBI, DEA and the Wadesboro Police Department to identify suspects and seize drugs, money and vehicles. “We have established an excellent working relationship over the years with local, state and federal agencies," he said. "This way we can use the full force of state and federal courts in our fight against illegal drugs. The above individuals are just those we have arrested recently. We have others that will be arrested in the near future. There are some individuals that when they look over their shoulders, they are going to see us coming.”