Littleton, currently on probation, woman was arrested and charged with mail-ordering many pills.
Captain A.M. Harris from the Halifax County Sheriff’s office said this morning, that the case is under investigation and additional charges could be filed.
He said he could not believe that 46-year-old Tammy Ellison Kelly sold pills locally, but sent them to different places across the country.
He said United States postal inspectors are investigating to determine whether she marketed and sold the pills online through the Dark Web.
Although in the past the sheriff’s office filed documents at her residence, Harris said drug agents never investigated her for drug activity.
She is charged with possession with the intention to manufacture sell deliver the controlled substance IV – carisoprodol – possession with the intention to manufacture sell deliver the controlled substance IV – alprazolam – possession with the intention to manufacture sell deliver the controlled substance in accordance with schedule IV – zolpidem – possession with intent to produce sell schedule Schedule IV controlled substance – tramadol – criminal possession of cocaine and maintenance of the vehicle / home for the controlled substance.
The investigation that led to her arrest Monday began on Friday when agents were informed of two parcels destined for the Littleton area.
The packages were intercepted by agents of the New York office of the US Department of Homeland Security, who then sent them to Cary field office.
An initial investigation revealed that the packages contained several thousand dosage units of carisoprodol.
Sheriff’s office drug agents, homeland security agent, and postal inspector met on Monday in Littleton to deliver controlled parcels to Wharton Circle in Oak Grove Church Road on Monday.
During a community search, agents seized 12,050 dosage units of carisoprodol, 1,530 dosage units of alprazolam, 390 dosage units of zolpidem, 85,979 dosage units of tramadol, and one crack cocaine hit. Two controlled delivery packages were not included in these totals.
There were several hundred US Postal Service packaging materials and packaging materials at the residence.
Agents also confiscated the prepaid 2-day Click-N-Ship postal delivery receipt for U.S. Priority Mail Service, preparing to ship to Indiana, Pennsylvania, Georgia, Virginia, Florida, Texas, New York, and Nebraska.
According to Harris, this morning there was no evidence that the tablets were sold locally.
While in residence at the United States Attorney’s Office in the Eastern District of North Carolina, they were contacted for forfeiture and arrest. Agents will contact the government on this matter.
Carisoprodol is used to treat pain and stiffness in muscle cramps. Alprazolam is also known as Xanax and is taken for anxiety and panic disorders. Zolpidem is used to help you fall asleep faster and sleep longer. Tramadol is used to treat moderate to severe pain.
Kelly received a $ 60,000 bond with a trial date of October 9th.