Deputies said they arrested four suspects who sold drugs in the presence of an infant.
Undercover detectives met with 29-year-old Shawn Michael Foskey, 39-year-old David Earl Everette, 40-year-old Tosha Staton, and 32-year-old Bridget Elizabeth Foskey on Highway 11 North in Lenoir County on Sept. 12. The suspects were under the impression that the meeting was a drug transaction, investigators said.
The undercover detectives saw that the four suspects had an infant in the vehicle with them, deputies said. The detectives then seized 50 Percocet pills from the suspects and arrested them, according to investigators.
"It's bad enough when someone engages in the illegal sale of narcotics. It's far worse to bring an infant along for the ride and expose that infant to the dangers of this illicit business," said Sheriff Chris Hill. "Thank God nothing went awry during the arrest."
Shawn Foskey, 29, of Greenville, has been charged with trafficking opium or heroin. He was being held under a $500,000 secured bond.
David Everette, 39, of Greenville, has been charged with trafficking opium or heroin. He also has two outstanding orders for his arrest from Pitt County, deputies said. His bond was set at $505,500.
Tosha Staton, 40, Washington has been charged with trafficking opium or heroin and misdemeanor child abuse. She was being jailed under a $500,000 secured bond.
Bridget Foskey, 32, of Washington, has been charged with trafficking opium or heroin and misdemeanor child abuse. Foskey's bond was also set at $500,000.