A Duplin County couple will spend time in prison after they pleaded guilty to drug charges.
On Monday, a federal judge sentenced Kevin Faircloth, 38, to 12 years in prison and 26-year-old Sarah Faircloth to two years in prison.
This summer, Kevin Faircloth pleaded guilty to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine, possession with intent to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine, conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 500 grams or more of methamphetamine, possession with the intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.
Sarah Faircloth pleaded guilty on July 12, 2018, to conspiracy to possess with the intent to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine and possession with intent to distribute a quantity of methamphetamine.
On November 8, 2017, an operative working with the Duplin County Sheriff’s Office Special Operations Division ordered methamphetamine from Kevin Faircloth.
Detectives later stopped a car Kevin and Sarah Faircloth were riding in while on the way to deliver the drugs.
Detectives found a loaded firearm at Kevin Faircloth’s feet. At the jail, Sarah Faircloth was searched and found to have more than an ounce of methamphetamine on her.
Deputies said Kevin Faircloth was involved with the distribution of multiple kilograms of methamphetamine in the Duplin County area up until the time of his arrest.
The arrests were part of the DEA-lead Organized Crime Drug Enforcement Task Force Operation “House of Usher”.
The investigation is focused on the distribution of methamphetamine in Duplin, Sampson, and New Hanover counties.