Four more charged with meth-related crimes

Published 6:35 pm Friday, March 4, 2016

Aaron Jones, Michael

Aaron Jones, Michael Harding, Tammie Overton, Teddy Clayton

On Feb. 29, investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit obtained arrest warrants on the following four people, charging them with purchasing and delivering pseudoephedrine to a meth lab that was found at 113 N.C. Highway 33 West in Chocowinity on Feb. 2, according to a press release from the sheriff’s office.

Heather Williams, Joshua Tull Grant and Danny Keith Silver, who all residing at the N.C. 33 address, were arrested Feb. 2 and charged with possession and manufacturing of methamphetamine after a neighbor called and complained about the amount of traffic at the residence, according to Lt. Russell Davenport, head of the sheriff’s office drug unit. At the time, Davenport said more related arrests were expected.

Aaron Jones, 41, of 117 Hollis Drive in Blounts Creek, Tammie Overton, 50, of 9761 U.S. Highway 17 in Vanceboro, Michael Harding, 34, of 2174 Whichards Beach Road in Chocowinity, and Teddy Clayton, 25, of 451 Barwick Drive, Chocowinity, were charged this week with possession to distribute a meth precursor.

On Feb. 29, investigators served the arrest warrant on Clayton. Investigators searched Clayton at the time of his arrest and found heroin, marijuana and oxycodone pills in Clayton’s pocket, the press release stated.

Clayton was charged with additional charges of trafficking in opiates, possession of heroin, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance. He was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond.

Jones and Overton turned themselves in at the Magistrates’ Office on March 1 and were released under a $2,000 secured bond.

Harding was scheduled to turn himself in on Friday.