Four arrested during probation searches

W. Curt Vincent -

ELIZABETHTOWN — The Bladen County Sheriff’s Office conducted a series of probation searches at the request of N.C. Probation and Parole. and the effort produced four arrests on Friday, April 8.

According to Sheriff Jim McVicker, members of the Elizabethtown Police Department and White Lake Police Department also participated in the searches.

Those arrested were:

— Tammy Singletary, 48, of White Lake. Officers reportedly located marijuana and drug paraphernalia in her residence and Singletary was charged with possession of a Schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Her bond was set at $2,500 secured.

— Joshua Walters, 25, of White Lake. He was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia after officers located a syringe on Walters during the search. Walters received a $2,500 secured bond.

— Dennis Sells, 37, was arrested at a residence near Elizabethtown for an outstanding order ror arrest for failure to appear on a misdemeanor probation violation.

— Roy Lee Kelly, 65, of Clarkton. He was arrested after officers located crack cocaine in his residence. Kelly was on probation for a 2014 crack cocaine conviction. He was initially arrested after an undercover drug operation by Bladen County Sheriff’s Office. Kelly was charged with possession of a Schedule II controlled substance. His bond was set at $50,000.

“I am very proud of how well all the agencies in the county work together,” said McVicker. “It does not matter if the badge says state, local or county, we are one team.”

W. Curt Vincent can be reached by calling 910-862-4163.

W. Curt Vincent

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