Traffic Stop And Search Warrant Lead To 4 Arrests

A traffic stop near Clayton and a drug search warrant in Princeton resulted in the seizure of more than 300 grams of methamphetamine, two pounds of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, packaging materials, and three firearms. Authorities have just released details surrounding the incident.

On March 9th, Johnston County sheriff’s deputies stopped a car on the Highway 70 Clayton Bypass. Officers said they found 293 grams of methamphetamine concealed inside a box of Girl Scout cookies inside the vehicle.

Two people in the car, Trevor Cole Evans, 29, of E. Railroad Avenue, Princeton and DaShawn Leonard Garrett, 27, of Martin Street, Smithfield were arrested on felony narcotics trafficking charges. Garrett was held on a $1 million bond. Evans was held on a $400,100 bond.

Following the traffic stop, law enforcement officers executed a drug search warrant in the 400 block of S. Pine Street in Princeton. Officers reportedly seized an additional 28 grams of methamphetamine, firearms, marijuana, and packing materials at the address. Two siblings were arrested as a result.

Crystal Gayle Hill, 20, of S. Pine Street, Princeton was charged with possession with intent to manufacture sell or deliver a controlled substance. Bail was set at $30,000.

Rowdy Blake Hill, 18, of S. Pine Street, Princeton was charged with possession of methamphetamine and possession of marijuana. His bail was set at $10,500.

Altogether, the illegal narcotics had a potential street value of $43,600.

The Johnston County Sheriff’s Office, Princeton Police Department, Wilson Police Department and Wilson County Sheriff’s Office assisted with the investigation. Additional charges are anticipated.


  1. Great job to the JCSO plus all the other agencies involved. No good was going to come out of the guns or the drugs.

  2. Its amazing that there was a connection between the four suspects but what really stands out about this is the bond difference.

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