Joint effort jails three in Clarkton

Agents from Bladen and Columbus counties arrested three suspects in a raid outside Clarkton Thursday morning.
Agents from Bladen and Columbus counties arrested three suspects in a raid outside Clarkton Thursday morning.

A combined effort by Columbus and Bladen county investigators led to the arrest of three narcotics suspects Thursday (today).

Deputies executed a search warrant on two residences on Booker T. Washington Road around 7:30 a.m. Heroin and methamphetamines were seized, along with $1,500 cash and a handgun.

Arrested were:

Jeremy Johnson

• Jeremy Octavia Johnson, 25, 456 Booker T. Washington Rd., Clarkton. Johnson was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin, and maintaining a dwelling for drug activities. His bond was set at $50,000.

Desmond Perkins

• Desmond Ashley Perkins, 31, 489 Booker T. Washington Road, Clarkton. He was charged with felony possession of heroin, possession with intent to sell and deliver the drug, and manufacturing heroin. His bond was set at $100,000.

Sandie Britt

• Sandie Shaw Britt, 37, of 7191 Rosendale Road, Clarkton, was charged with felony possession of meth, possession with intent to sell and deliver the drug, and maintaining a dwelling for drug activities. Her bond was also set at $50,000.

The investigation was the result of complaints from citizens about possible drug activity in the area, according to the Bladen Sheriff’s Office.

Photo courtesy of Bladen County Sheriff’s Office.
This antique revolver was recovered during the raid. (BCSO photo)
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