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Warrants: Drugs, ammo found in NCSU dorm rooms

Posted April 27, 2009

— Drugs and ammunition were found in the dorm rooms of two North Carolina State University students charged last week with breaking into a Chapel Hill drug store, according to search warrants released Monday.

Tamyka Marie Steinbeck, 19, of 2296 Hopewell Church Road in Catawba, and Christopher Proctor, 18, of 311 Williford Road in Ahoskie, are freshmen biochemistry majors at the school. They were arrested Thursday along with a third person, Jacob Howard Lockerman, 18, of 706 Petterson St. in Clinton, at the Rite Aid in the Eastgate Shopping Center.

Chapel Hill police said the three had bagged up large quantities of prescription drugs. Each was charged with felony breaking and entering, damage to real property, conspiracy to commit a felony and possession of burglary tools.

Police seized morphine, bags and bottles of pills, smoking pipes, syringes and $300 in cash from Steinbeck's dorm room, according to a search warrant. They seized 9-millimeter and .38-caliber bullets, a bag containing a "green leafy substance," a bag of prescriptions, a bag of knee-high stockings and a Lowe's receipt for the purchase of gloves and masks from Proctor's room, according to a warrant.

The two students told police they scouted out the Rite-Aid before gaining access through a ventilation duct on the roof, according to an affidavit attached to the search warrants. Proctor told police they intended to steal drugs to use and sell, according to the affidavit.

Investigators found narcotics and tools in the trunk of a Honda parked outside the drug store, according to the affidavit.


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  • NCTeacher Apr 27, 2009

    ncouterbanks- yes. That was my first. She is a very pretty girl.

    It is a shame that all 3 of them have messed up their lives this way. Addiction does horrible things to people

  • WRALwontdeletemyaccount Apr 27, 2009


    You can't even make a gun fire with bullets, they're inert. Why would the police take those?

  • CrewMax Apr 27, 2009

    Aside from the fact that we all look alike, don't these three look very similar? Like, with some make-up, any one of them could look like the other two. Maybe I am watching too much Criminal Intent.

  • hpr641 Apr 27, 2009

    OK guys, it doesn't appear that you're very well suited for a life of crime. May I suggest going to college and then getting an honest job ... since you apparently like to be around drugs, may I suggest Biochemistry?

  • smegma Apr 27, 2009

    "I didn't do it I swear!"

  • Supie Apr 27, 2009

    yeah, if it hadn't been for this bust they may have been the pharmacists of the future. What a loss for Rite Aid.

  • Chaniya Apr 27, 2009

    Shame on them for committing these crimes. Shame on most of you for thinking it's funny.

  • HappyGirl08 Apr 27, 2009

    I suggest they check the ventilation shaft for the 4th robber. LOL

    OH well, they have ruined their lives early. Great. I'm sure their families are so proud.

  • ncouterbanks69 Apr 27, 2009

    Anyone else think that girl is a cutie? A shame she is wasting her time with losers.

  • Mr. Middle of the Road Apr 27, 2009

    Gator, if you are talking to me I think I got removed. And was just making a joke, kind of mocking all the homeschoolers/charter schoolers who always chime in any time there is a crime at a public high school. Hey, I am an NCSU alum!