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Three drug suspects busted

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By PHILIP SAYBLACK
Staff Writer

Friday, May 19, 2017

Three residents of the Battleboro community are facing a myriad of charges after being arrested Thursday at a local motel.

Tar River Regional Drug Task Force officers on patrol Thursday found a vehicle owned by a known drug suspect parked at the Econo Lodge off Interstate 95 at exit 145. The suspect was identified as Sarah Beane, 28, who officers said is on probation.

A press release from the task force states when officers approached the room where Beane was said to be staying, she opened the door, revealing two men with her. The men were identified as her boyfriend, Chadwick “Chad” Pittman, 36, and his father Michael Wayne Pittman, 58.

The release states Chad Pittman was a wanted probation absconder and had illegally removed his ankle monitoring bracelet. It added Pittman also had outstanding felony warrants. 

A search of the group’s room revealed 82 bags of heroin, one methadone pill, one plastic bag containing marijuana and related paraphernalia. All three suspects were arrested and charged separately. 

Chad Pittman was charged with one count of possession with intent to manufacture sell and distribute heroin, one count of maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, one count of misdemeanor possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was jailed under an $80,000 secured bond in the Nash County Detention Center.

Michael Wayne Pittman was charged with one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and distribute heroin and jailed under a $15,000 secured bond in the Nash County Detention Center.

Beane was charged with one count of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and distribute heroin, one count of maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, one count of possession of a Schedule II controlled substance and one count of possession of drug paraphernalia. She was jailed under $20,000 secured bond in the Nash County Detention Center

Nash County Sheriff Stone credited tips from local residents for helping to make the arrests happen.

“This is a result of community involvement, and it makes our community safer protecting our families from the ones like this that are spreading this poison to our community,” he said.

All three suspects are scheduled to make their first court appearances on the charges today in N.C. District Court in Nashville.

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