Clinton man arrested on drug charges


W. Curt Vincent - cvincent@civitasmedia.com



WHITE LAKE — A Clinton man was arrested on several drug charges Sunday after a joint investigation between the White Lake Police Department and Bladen County Sheriff”s Office discovered a meth lab.

According to Sgt, Mike Salmon with the White Lake PD, police discovered the man was making methamphetamine in his parent’s vacation home at White Lake.

Arrested was David Lee Johnson, 34, who was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, manufacturing methamphetamine and five counts of possession of meth precursors.

Johnson received a bond of $220,500 and his first court appearance was on Monday.

“Johnson will be facing additional charges once test results are confirmed at the North Carolina State Crime Lab,” Salmon said.

The joint investigation uncovered a meth-making operation around midnight Saturday on Godwin Road in White Lake. The North Carolina SBI was contacted and responded with a Clandestine Laboratory Response Team to process the scene.

White Lake Police Chief Bruce Smith wants the community to know “the White Lake police department strives to keep our community safe; we have zero tolerance for drug activity, and will continue to work hard to cease such activity in our town.”

Anyone who sees or knows of any drug activity is urged to contact the law enforcement agency in their area.

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W. Curt Vincent

cvincent@civitasmedia.com

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