North Carolina deputies find $17,460 worth of meth and fentanyl during traffic stop


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North Carolina law enforcement arrested a man who allegedly had methamphetamine and fentanyl worth $17,460 in the car he was driving.

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said Chad Michael Sampson, 27, was arrested at 5:45 p.m. Thursday during a traffic stop in Rhodhiss, North Carolina. During the stop, according to the sheriff’s office, a Burke County K-9 Sheriff’s Office detected the smell of narcotics, prompting a search of the car.

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said Chad Michael Sampson, 27, was arrested at 5:45 p.m. Thursday during a traffic stop in Rhodhiss, North Carolina. During the stop, according to the sheriff’s office, a Burke County K-9 Sheriff’s Office detected the smell of narcotics, prompting a search of the car.
(Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office)

When deputies searched the 2021 Kia K5 GT Line, 91 grams of methamphetamine and 24 grams of fentanyl were found. The market value of the drug is $17,460, according to the sheriff’s department.

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The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office said Chad Michael Sampson, 27, was arrested at 5:45 p.m. Thursday during a traffic stop in Rhodhiss, North Carolina.  During the stop, according to the sheriff's office, a Burke County K-9 Sheriff's Office detected the smell of narcotics, prompting a search of the car.

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office said Chad Michael Sampson, 27, was arrested at 5:45 p.m. Thursday during a traffic stop in Rhodhiss, North Carolina. During the stop, according to the sheriff’s office, a Burke County K-9 Sheriff’s Office detected the smell of narcotics, prompting a search of the car.
(Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office)

Sampson was arrested and charged with trafficking methamphetamine and fentanyl, and is being held at Caldwell Detention Center on a guaranteed bond of $100,000.

Caldwell County Sheriff Alan Jones said, “It’s always a good day when the agencies can work together and get a drug dealer off the streets.”


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