Officers made several drug-related arrests in Lilesville on Oct. 13 when they went looking for one person and found several others with meth and drug paraphernalia, according to the Anson County Sheriff’s Office.
All of the arrests were made at two residences on Sweet Gum Road in Lilesville after deputies went to the first address to try to make an arrest.
“While at the residence, officers noticed a suspicious pump sprayer inside a dog house; the owner of the home, Mr. William Carpenter, gave officers consent to test the pump sprayer for the presence of ammonia; the test was positive,” a press release from the sheriff’s office said.
A woman left Carpenter’s house and went to a different one with a bottle that had an unknown substance, according to the release. Officers searched both residences and found meth, meth-making supplies and chemicals at the first house and meth and drug paraphernalia at the second house.
William Thomas Carpenter Jr., 45, allegedly had a single-wide trailer where he made meth, and had meth-related supplies, including “multiple coolers… muriatic acid, lithium battery casings, ammonium nitrate items and chemicals used in the manufacturing of methamphetamine.”
Carpenter had meth he planned to “manufacture and sell, by packing in individual bags and using digital scales to weigh the methamphetamine,” according to the warrant. He also allegedly had burned tin foil and straws containing residue.
He was charged with one felony count each of: manufacturing methamphetamine; possession and/or distributing meth precursors; possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver meth; and maintaining a dwelling place for a controlled substance. He was also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
Carpenter was booked in the Anson County Jail under a combined $500,000 secured bond.
Kimberly Taylor Boone, 20, and John Marvin Holman, 38, allegedly had the same collection of items used to make and store meth. They were at the same address as Carpenter.
They also had “burnt tin foil with residue,” “multiple coolers used in manufacturing ammonia and other chemicals” used to make meth, and “muriatic acid, lithium battery casings, ammonium nitrate items and chemicals used” to make meth, according to the arrest warrants.
Both were charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia, as well as manufacturing methamphetamine, possession and/or distribution of a meth precursor, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver meth, all felonies.
Boone was placed in the Anson County Jail under a $300,000 secured bond.
No bond was listed for Holman “pending any further information from the investigation” and “for the safety of the community.”.
Susan Sikes Love, 45, of Wadesboro was arrested for similar charges as she allegedly had the same drug paraphernalia at the same address as Carpenter, Boone and Holman.
Love was charged with manufacture of methamphetamine, possession/distribution of meth precursors, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver meth, all felonies, as well as misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.
She was booked in in the Anson County Jail with no bond amount listed “pending any further information from the investigation” and “for the safety of the community.”
Tammy Denise Carpenter, 44, of Lilesville was also accused of having drugs and paraphernalia. Her address was listed as a different house number than William Carpenter, Holman and Boone’s but on the same street.
Tammy Carpenter had burned tin foil and an unspecified amount of methamphetamine, according to the arrest warrant.
She was charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia and felony possession of methamphetamine and placed in the Anson County Jail under a $200,500 secured bond.
Dennis Ray Hyatt, 47, had two addresses listed on his warrant; one was the same as Tammy Carpenter and one was in Matthews. He was arrested at the same address and on the same charges as Tammy Carpenter, as he allegedly also had meth and burned tin foil with residue.
Hyatt was charged with felony possession of meth and misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia. He was booked in the Anson County Jail under a combined $400,000 bond.
“Sheriff Reid said that the manufacturing and use of methamphetamine and other illegal drugs continues to be on the rise in Anson County and that he and his staff will continue to aggressively combat this growing problem,” the release said. “Sheriff Reid also encourages all citizens who have information on any illegal drug activity to report it to the sheriff’s office.”
6 charged in Lilesville meth bust