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4 charged after raid on hotel room

Four people were arrested on drug charges after a search of a room at Lakewood Motel off US 601 South, Mocksville.

On Feb. 6, Davie Sheriff’s Department officers responded to Room 25 at Lakewood Motel in reference to subjects injecting narcotics in public. Due to multiple on-going investigations related to the subjects in the room, officers applied for and received a search warrant, said Sheriff J.D. Hartman.

Officers located methamphetamine, marijuana, Suboxone, Alprazolam, smoking devices, syringes, scales, weights (for zeroing small scales), stolen property and several bags used to package narcotics for sale.

• Joshua Carpenter, 29, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture sell/deliver methamphetamine, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substances, possession of Schedule III controlled substance, possession of Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug and marijuana paraphernalia. He was taken into custody in lieu of a $25,000 bond.

• Chelsea Burchette, 27, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture sell/deliver methamphetamine, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substances, possession of Schedule III controlled substance, possession of Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug and marijuana paraphernalia. She was taken into custody in lieu of a $25,000 bond.

• Kamen Hawotte, 21, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture sell/deliver methamphetamine, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substances, possession of Schedule III controlled substance, possession of Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug and marijuana paraphernalia. He was taken into custody in lieu of a $25,000 bond.

• Kristen Hawotte, 21, was charged with possession with intent to manufacture sell/deliver methamphetamine, felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling/place for controlled substances, possession of Schedule III controlled substance, possession of Schedule IV controlled substance, possession of marijuana, possession of drug and marijuana paraphernalia, and on outstanding warrants from out of county. She was taken into custody in lieu of a $35,000 bond.

The investigation into this group is on-going and more charges (additional narcotics violations and charges related to the stolen property located through the search warrant) are expected, Hartman said.