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Sampson County Meth Lab Busted

Posted February 14, 2008

— A local man was arrested Wednesday after deputies found a methamphetamine lab in a trailer, authorities said.

Samuel Scott Faircloth, 41, of 1434 Hayne Stretch Road, was charged with manufacturing methamphetamine, maintaining a dwelling for the manufacture, sale or delivery of a controlled substance and possession of methamphetamine precursors. He was being held in the Sampson County Detention Center on a $200,000 bond.

Deputies searched a trailer and found a small amount of methamphetamine and chemicals used to make the drug, authorities said. A hazardous-materials team was called in to clear the toxic substances from the area.

Sampson County Sheriff Jimmy Thornton said the trailer was close to other residences where small children live.

"It's evident that Mr. Faircloth did not have any concern for his neighbors or their children to manufacture such a toxic substance. The byproducts and the hazards associated with making meth exposed these folks to serious health hazards," Thornton said in a statement. "Imagine the danger of a neighbor's child roaming through his yard and finding one of the potentially deadly components. It's horrific."


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  • skinnycow Feb 14, 2008

    So sad. Glad they got him.

  • foetine Feb 14, 2008

    I know where all the good cold medicine has gone

  • wife-of-a-concrete-man Feb 14, 2008

    "Not the first time for Mr. Faircloth, he needs more than just a couple of years in prison. He is a repeat offender."

    leighlucas- you must be local. I am, as well, however, not sure if I know this cat. I do know the "norm" of one section of the Hayne Stretch Road... You are probably right.

  • b blessed Feb 14, 2008

    Not the first time for Mr. Faircloth, he needs more than just a couple of years in prison. He is a repeat offender.

  • Dr. Dataclerk Feb 14, 2008

    A few years in prison should solve this quickly. They also need medical help to get off these drugs.