2 Arrested, $1,900 Worth Of Drugs Seized

Methamphetamines with an estimated street value of $1,900 was seized from a New Hanover County couple after Johnston County deputies were summoned to a Smithfield-area convenience store Tuesday night.

Deputies were dispatched to the Brogden Community Mart on Brogden Road for a report of suspicious activity.  The caller reported a suspicious-acting male in a vehicle in the parking lot and a female who had been in the restroom about 30 minutes.

When officers pulled up, the driver of the vehicle tried to leave.  Deputies said they found 19 grams of suspected methamphetamines in the couple’s possession.

Amber Olive, 28, and David Tye Stevens, 37, of Wilmington, NC were charged with possession of methamphetamines, possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver a controlled substance, felony conspiracy, and maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance.   Olive was also wanted for failing to appear on felony charges from 2017 and 2019 in New Hanover and Wayne County.

Olive was booked into the Johnston County Jail under a $268,000 bond. Stevens was held under a $500,000 bond.