Stolen firearm, possession of drugs in jail

A Goldsboro man was found in possession of a controlled substance while being processed at the Wayne County jail.

Wayne County sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged 19-year-old Logan Parker after he was pulled over for speeding down U.S. 70 toward North William Street in his white GMC Sierra truck Sunday night. Deputies reported Parker reached a speed of 75 mph in a 55-mph zone.

During the traffic stop, deputies deployed K-9 Nox, who made a positive alert after conducting an open-air sniff of the truck. Deputies then searched the vehicle and located a 12-gauge shotgun that was stolen out of Sampson County.

Deputies arrested and charged Parker for the traffic violations and the stolen firearm and took him to the Wayne County jail. While Parker was being processed at the jail, detention staff found a red straw containing a white powder on Parker. Additional charges for possession of a controlled substance in a jail premise were filed.

Parker, of Country Club Drive, was charged with two counts of speeding, one count of failure to maintain lane control, one count of reckless driving, one count of possession of a stolen firearm and one count of possession of a controlled substance in prison/jail premises. He was placed in the Wayne County jail under a $11,000 secured bond.

Felony drug charges

Wayne County sheriff’s deputies arrested and charged a Goldsboro man on felony drug charges after conducting a wellness check.

Sheriff’s deputies conducted a wellness check at the Saulston Food Mart on N.C. 111 North and Stoney Creek Church Road Friday afternoon. Deputies found 22-year-old Dustin Ginn unresponsive and slumped over the wheel of a white Saturn VUE with the engine running, according to a Wayne County Sheriff’s Office incident investigation report.

Deputies reported they could see a bag containing tan powder and a knife in Ginn’s lap. The window of the vehicle was cracked, and deputies reached through the window and opened the door. Ginn became responsive and was ordered to place his hands on the wheel, the report reads.

Ginn confirmed the tan powder was heroin, according to the report. Deputies then patted Ginn down to check for weapons and located a second bag containing a blue powder. Ginn told deputies that it was not “real heroin.” Deputies then searched the vehicle and found needles and a water bottle cap containing cotton that were used for injecting heroin, the report reads.

According to a Wayne County arrest record, Ginn was found in possession of two capped needles, 0.2 grams of heroin and 0.2 grams of an unknown controlled substance.

Ginn, of Church of God Road, was arrested and charged with one felony count of possession of heroin and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken to the Wayne County jail under a $6,000 secured bond.

Felony larceny, conversion

A Calypso woman was arrested on outstanding warrants for not returning a Parnell’s Auto Clinic U-Haul van for several months.

Duplin County sheriff’s deputies arrested Tradeca Jeffers Campbell, 48, of Albritton Street, Calypso, on warrants issued by the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office in October. She was charged with one felony count of larceny, one felony count of conversion and one order for arrest for driving while license revoked. Campbell was taken to the Wayne County jail under a $8,000 secured bond.

According to state law, felony conversion occurs when a person entrusted with any property worth more than $400 intends to keep that property for one’s own use.

Wayne County sheriff’s deputies responded a report from Parnell’s Auto Clinic for failure to return rental property greater than $4,000 on Oct. 19. Parnell’s is a U-Haul contractor and rented a U-Haul van to Campbell, who failed to return the van. Deputies reported Campbell was to return the van the same day as the initial rental.

Sheriff’s deputies filed charges for felony larceny and felony conversion and secured warrants for Campbell’s arrest.

On March 5, law enforcement officers in Duplin County approached Campbell during an unrelated incident. Duplin County sheriff’s deputies discovered the warrants for Campbell’s arrest were still active and took her into custody. The U-Haul van was recovered from Campbell’s home in Calypso and returned to Parnell’s Auto Clinic.