Two Johnston County teenagers are facing a combined total of 26 charges for allegedly stealing mail from homes near Archer Lodge.
Sunday morning, the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office was called to assist NC Probation and Parole officers with a random search and drug test on 18 year-old Houston Tyler Colson at his home on Talmadge Farm Drive near Clayton.
Authorities said they located a book bag in Colson’s bedroom containing mail that had allegedly been stolen from 13 mailboxes near Archer Lodge, primarily from homes off Covered Bridge Road.
Colson and a second teen, 17 year-old Ashton Gabriel Lewis of the 12000 block of Highway 42 East, Kenly were both charged with 13 counts each of larceny. Colson was also charged with probation violation.
Deputies spent several hours on Sunday returning the stolen mail to the 13 victims.