CHOCOWINITY, N.C. (WNCT) – The Beaufort County Sheriff’s Office Drug Unit has arrested a father and son in Chocowinity they said were growing marijuana and planning to manufacture methamphetamine.
Samuel Sapsford, 59, and Kameron Sapsford, 31, are both facing a numerous drug possession charges.
Investigators said they started conducting surveillance on the Sapsfords after learning they were purchasing an unusual amount of Pseudoephedrine, the main ingredient used in manufacturing methamphetamine, from multiple pharmacies in Beaufort County.
During surveillance, investigators said they witnessed Kameron Sapsford purchasing other items used in manufacturing methamphetamine such as lithium batteries and petroleum-based organic solvents.
Kameron and Samuel were originally from Florida, and deputies said Kameron Sapsford has had prior involvement in manufacturing methamphetamine and has a suspended driver’s license.
Investigators conducted a traffic stop on Kameron Sapsford, and they said they found Adderall, Alprazolam and digital scales.
After executing a search warrant at the Sapsford’s Chocowinity home, investigators said they found an indoor marijuana grow containing 15 marijuana plants, Pseudoephedrine, petroleum-based organic solvents, cold packs containing ammonium nitrate, hand written recipe on cooking methamphetamine and a marijuana smoking pipe containing marijuana.
Kameron Sapsford was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center in lieu of $50,000 bail.
Samuel Saps was confined in the Beaufort County Detention Center in lieu of $25,000 bail.