Fentanyl purchase leads to arrest

Published 5:00 pm Thursday, May 5, 2022

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From Beaufort County Sheriff's Office

On 04/27/2022, John Michael McLawhorn, 28 years of age, of 2315 Chandler Road in Chocowinity was arrested and charged with Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Fentanyl a Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.

McLawhorn’s arrest stemmed from Investigators with the Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit making purchases of Fentanyl from McLawhorn.

McLawhorn was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center under a $10,000.00 secured bond.