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Drugged teens lead Fayetteville police to weapons cache

Posted August 15, 2014 4:02 p.m. EDT

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.