WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Wilmington Police arrested and charged four people in connection to a meth bust Thursday night, according to a WPD spokesperson. The estimated street value of the drugs, about 225 grams a form of methamphetamine, known as "ice", is between $20,000 and $25,000.
An investigator was tipped off that a suspect was selling meth out of local hotels, and detectives subsequently located a suspect's car at the Holiday Inn Express at Van Campen Boulevard. When the suspect drove away and left the hotel, he was stopped for a traffic violation and arrested.
Detectives searched his car and found a large amount of meth. They seized that, along with more than $2,000 and the 2011 Dodge Charger he was driving.
Investigators then visited the hotel room the suspect had just left, where they found more meth that he had just delivered. Three occupants in that room were also arrested and charged.
The following arrests and charges were made:
Andy Joseph Clements, 31, of Wilmington was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle for use / storage / sale of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a schedule II controlled substance.
Clements posted his $100,000 bond and was released from custody.
Ryan Scott Ball, 29, of High Point, NC was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia. He had a fugitive warrant on file and is being held without bond.
Christine Katherine Cianco, 30, of Greensboro, NC was charged with possession of methamphetamine, and had an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on a charge of driving during revocation. She posted her $25,000 bond and was released.
Leigh Ann Lockwood, 32, also of Greensboro, NC was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. She posted her $25,000 bond and was released.
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