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Wayne County natives arrested after drugs found inside home

MOUNT OLIVE, Wayne County - Two Wayne County natives have been arrested and charged after Wayne County officials discovered drug paraphernalia in their home.

Bryant Cansler, 32, and Somer Herring Hill, 35, are being charged with 2 counts of possession of meth precursor, along with possession of drug paraphernalia and a slew of other charges. Cansler is being held on no bond, while Hill is being held on $50,000 bond.

Cansler was wanted for a parole violation and has been on the run for the past three months. Both subjects were arrested and taken before a Wayne County Magistrate Judge.

Over the past six months, the Wayne County Sheriff's Office has received multiple drug complaints from citizens in reference to the address of 579 Cox Pond Road in Mount Olive, North Carolina. On October 21, "D" shift patrol deputies followed up on one of these complaints -- conducting a traffic stop on a vehicle that had just left the home.

During the stop, deputies located multiple articles of illegal contraband including marijuana and "meth pipes" charging Somer Hill with possessing these items. Through communication between patrol division and ACE team members, a search warrant was obtained for the residence.

On October 22, the execution of the search warrant was conducted utilizing ACE members, patrol deputies and the swat team.

The search led to the discovery of multiple items of illegal contraband and drugs, along with the recovery of a stolen firearm.


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