3 facing drug charges after Clayton police investigate beaten-up man at Sheetz

From left, Sammuel Brant Garcia, Bradley Michael Weitzel and Samantha Gabriella Weisheimer are facing drug charges in Johnston County. (Town of Clayton)
From left, Sammuel Brant Garcia, Bradley Michael Weitzel and Samantha Gabriella Weisheimer are facing drug charges in Johnston County. (Town of Clayton)

CLAYTON, N.C. (WNCN) — A report of a beaten-up, bleeding man at a Johnston County Sheetz led to a police investigation that ended with three people, including the injured man, jailed on drug charges, according to Clayton authorities.

When police spoke with the man Tuesday, he refused medical care, but police found pills, a white crystalline substance and 3.2 ounces of marijuana on him, according to John Hamlin, assistant public information officer for the Town of Clayton.

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Tests indicated the pills contained ecstasy, or MDMA, and the white substance contained methamphetamine, according to a news release from the town.

The man who had been beaten up, Bradley Michael Weitzel, 31, was charged with felony trafficking in MDA/MDMA and possession of methamphetamine and misdemeanor possession of marijuana and possession of marijuana paraphernalia, according to Clayton officials. He was taken to the Johnston County Jail and put under a $60,500 bond.

A search by the Johnston County Sheriff’s Office of Weitzel’s residence in Howard’s Mobile Home Park, which is south of Clayton, turned up 17 grams of marijuana packaged in small containers, about $1,000 cash and drug paraphernalia, police said.

Deputies arrested Sammuel Brant Garcia, 28, and Samantha Weishiemer, 23, Hamlin said. The two are each facing charges of felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell or deliver marijuana and possession of drug paraphernalia and were both booked at the Johnston County Jail under a $10,000 bond, town officials said.

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