JCSO: Impaired Driver Caught With Crystal Meth, Pills

A traffic stop Monday resulted in the arrest of a Four Oaks man on several charges including felony meth possession.

A deputy with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office (JCSO) was on patrol around 6:35pm when he stopped a car on Black Creek Road near the intersection of Elevation Road.

The operator, Jesse Rudolph Lee Jr. of Heath Road, Four Oaks had an odor of alcohol and slurred speech, the officer reported.   Lee was taken into custody for driving while impaired. During a search of his person, 3 small bags of suspected crystal methamphetamine were found weighing a total of 2.3 grams. Officers also reportedly found Oxycodone pills.

Lee later registered 0.09 on the Breathalyzer, just above the legal limit of 0.08.

Lee was charged with driving while impaired, having an open container in the passenger area, possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver a controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for a controlled substance, simple possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Deputies also impounded the 2004 Chevy truck Lee was operating.

Bail was placed at $45,000.