Crime briefs May 28: drugs, weapons seized

Preston Wayne Porter, 38, faces charges
May. 27, 2013 @ 12:05 PM


After a five month investigation, detectives with the Davidson County Sheriff’s Office Vice Narcotics Unit concluded a drug investigation at 350 Hogan Bowers Road Thomasville, the residence of Preston Wayne Porter, 38.

During the investigation, detectives seized approximately four ounces of marijuana, 12.4 grams of methamphetamine, two grams MDNA (ecstasy according to the National Drug Institute website) , 113 dosages of steroids, 57.5 dosages of Lorazapam, two dosages of Opana, approximately 88 quarts of non -tax paid alcohol (moonshine), a moonshine still, 16 long guns, seven handguns and $1,744 in currency.

Porter turned himself into the Guilford County magistrate’s office and was given a written promise to appear in court on June 25 in Davidson County District Court.

The charges were not listed on the press release.


Nancy M. Hull of 302 Lawing Drive, Thomasville reported to the sheriff’s office that two of her personal checks had been stolen. The checks were cashed at Bank of North Carolina, where deputies obtained photographs of the two transactions.

The suspect in the photograph was named as Hull’s granddaughter, Ashley Nicole Moore.

Moore was charged with two counts of forgery of instrument, uttering forged endorsement, and misdemeanor larceny. Moore was placed in the Davidson County Jail under a $5,000 secured bond. The court date is set for June 24.


Davidson County deputies responded May 19 to 180 Baden Lane, Lot 15, Lexington, in reference to a domestic disturbance.

As a result of the investigation, deputies found Charles Giffin, a convicted felon, was in possession of a firearm at the time of the incident. Giffin, 40, was charged with possession of firearm by felon. The gun was seized. He was placed in Davidson County Jail under a $10,000 secured bond with a court date of June 3.