A Selma man landed in jail Saturday night after he unknowingly showed up at the scene of a drug arrest in the Bentonville community in southern Johnston County.
Agents with the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division had conducted a two month investigation involving Israel Lee Judkins, 43, of Battlefield Drive, Newton Grove in the Bentonville community. During the investigation, Judkins had reportedly sold cocaine to undercover officers at a Selma motel.
The plain clothes officers went to Judkins Bentonville home Saturday night to arrest him. After pulling into his driveway, officers said 39 year-old Marcus James Stowe of the 4000 block of Highway 96 North, Selma pulled up in a car and offered to sell one of the agents cocaine. Stowe and Judkins were both taken into custody.
Judkins was charged with possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver cocaine, selling cocaine, the delivery of cocaine, and conspiracy.
Stowe was charged with possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver cocaine, selling cocaine, the delivery of cocaine, and conspiracy. He was also charged with parole violation.