Staley Resident Caught with Meth, Stolen Property
On December 28, the Chatham County Sheriff’s Office and North Carolina Highway Patrol responded to a single-vehicle accident off of Highway 421 near Gulf, NC. The driver, Justus Allred, 38, of 80 Irene Lane, Staley, was seen removing items from the vehicle and transporting them into some nearby woods. Deputies and troopers were able to recover these items from the wood line and seized the following: a stolen Ruger Mini 14 .223-caliber rifle, Ruger SR9c 9mm handgun, approximately 548 grams of Methamphetamine, 105 grams of Marijuana, drug paraphernalia, $3,823 in cash, and 8 cell phones.
Allred also consented to a search of his personal residence which resulted in the recovery of an ATV reported stolen from Randolph County as well as assorted work equipment.
The Chatham County Sheriff’s Office has charged Allred with: trafficking methamphetamine by transportation, trafficking methamphetamine by possession, possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine, felony possession of methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, felony possession of marijuana, maintaining a vehicle/place/dwelling for a controlled substance, possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of a stolen firearm, possession of drug paraphernalia, felony possession of a stolen motor vehicle, and chop shop activity by theft/fraud.
Allred was given a total bond of $280,000 and is scheduled to appear in Chatham County District Court in Pittsboro on January 23, 2017.