Two arrested on drug-related charges

Published 6:05 pm Friday, November 2, 2018

On Oct. 31, investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit and Probation Officers with Department of Public Safety working together arrested Shannon Waller, 36 years of age, of 105 Bells Avenue in Chocowinity and Randy Furlough, 42 years of age, of 2778 Speights Bridge Road in Walstonburg. They were charged with possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, possession of marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Their arrest stemmed from probation officers identifying Randy Furlough at the Beaufort County Courthouse. Furlough had transported Shannon Waller to court for probation violations. Probation officers knew that Furlough was a person of interest to the Drug Unit for using and distributing Methamphetamine. Probation officers notified investigators with the Drug Unit that Furlough would be picking up Waller after his court appearance.

Investigators conducted surveillance and witnessed Furlough pick up Waller at the Courthouse. Investigators knew that Furlough’s driver’s licenses were suspended. Investigators conducted a traffic stop on Furlough and received consent to search the vehicle. Investigators found methamphetamine, marijuana, digital scales and a syringe.

Waller and Furlough were placed under $100,000 bonds.