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Drugged teens lead Fayetteville police to weapons cache

Posted August 15, 2014

Boyce Jeff Sizemore and Ashley Elizabeth Skaggs-Smith

— Police found 47 weapons and illegal narcotics in a Fayetteville home Thursday after three youths became ill after taking an unidentified drug.

The youths were taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, where they were listed in fair condition Friday. The substance they ingested has been submitted to the State Crime Lab for analysis, police said.

Investigators charged Ashley Elizabeth Skaggs-Smith, 21, of 425 Waterbury Drive, with three counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor. She has been released on bond.

A search of Skaggs-Smith's home turned up the weapons and drugs, police said, noting that four of the weapons had been stolen and one shotgun had been altered to be classified as a weapon of mass destruction.

Boyce Jeff Sizemore, 51, of the same address, was charged with possession with intent to sell or deliver MDMA, maintaining a dwelling for possession with intent to sell or deliver MDMA, possession of stolen firearms, possession of a weapon of mass destruction and misdemeanor child abuse. He was being held in the Cumberland County jail under a $16,000 bond.


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  • JustOneGodLessThanU Aug 18, 2014

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    Except for the liberal bashing, your statement seems reasonable. 90% of the U.S. agrees with you.

    So, why is the NRA is opposed to background checks for violent felons and the severely mentally ill?...if as you say "No responsible citizen wants a criminal to possess weapons"? And, more importantly, why did the Republicans kill the bill as the NRA asked?

  • disgusted2010 Aug 15, 2014

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    NC Law classifies machine guns, short barreled rifles and short barreled (sawed off) shotguns, among other things as weapons of mass death and destruction. Basically just an old law with verbiage of the time written, probably in the 1930's.

  • Peter Mescher Aug 15, 2014
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    I'm having trouble picturing a shotgun, no matter what you do to it, being classified as a "Weapon of Mass Destruction" unless the thing has been modified to fire Sarin-filled pellets of nuclear reactor waste. This sure screams of being a bogus charge. I'm sure there's a "possession of an illegal weapon" charge available to charge him with that doesn't sound so stupid.

  • veryfrustrated1 Aug 15, 2014

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  • "Screen Name-8/20" Aug 15, 2014

    Why would anybody give someone something that would make them sick and lead the authorities right back to their home where they had drugs and illegal weapons stashed?

  • T-Man Aug 15, 2014

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    I would imagine it's because that was in his house, and they don't yet know what the kids took.

    "seems like some pretty stout charges to have bond at 16k"

    Bond is only used to ensure people show up in court - I'm guessing he doesn't have a lot of assets so they are betting he can't come up with the cash to get out.

  • ligonmaterial23 Aug 15, 2014

    With the exception of the sawedoff the other 3 were prob some he bought off people w/o running the numbers . I ran the numbers on all 45 of mine . Guess what ? none of them killed anyone last week either . I thought MDMA carried a lot stiffer penalty , seems like some pretty stout charges to have bond at 16k

  • zonk Aug 15, 2014

    Yeah they should ! But they ain't getting mine !!!

  • disgusted2010 Aug 15, 2014

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    NO, why. Based on what was found it is easy to conclude he is a drug dealer and perhaps a "fence." In other words a CRIMINAL. No responsible citizen wants a criminal to possess weapons. Gun owners usually operate on facts and reason, unlike liberals who operate on emotion.

  • Steve Faulkner Aug 15, 2014
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    How are they charging for MDMA(ecstasy) if they can't identify the substance??