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Posted: Thursday, January 23, 2014 11:13 am | Updated: 2:48 pm, Thu Jan 23, 2014.

A Bennett man and woman are facing multiple drug charges following their arrests Wednesday by the Moore County Sheriff's Office.

Scotty Lee Hall, 34, of the 100 block of Hall Lane, Bennett, is charged with maintain a vehicle or dwelling, place for controlled substance, manufacture methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell or deliver Schedule II controlled substance, two counts possess distribute methamphetamine precursor, two counts possessing drug paraphernalia, possess methamphetamine and trafficking in opium or heroin, according to the Moore County jail website.

Hall was in jail this morning under a $250,000 secured bond.

Also arrested was Melissa Ann Nelson, 34, also of the 100 block of Hall Lane, Bennett. She was charged with maintain a vehicle, dwelling, place for controlled substance, manufacture methamphetamine, two counts of possess distribute methamphetamine precursor, possession of drug paraphernalia, possess methamphetamine and trafficking in opium or heroin.

Nelson was in jail today under a $175,000 secured bond.

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  • pearlharbor posted at 4:19 pm on Thu, Jan 23, 2014.

    pearlharbor Posts: 655

    Meth is destroying America. These two look like meth addicts. I have no sympathy for these two. These types of people operate in neighborhoods and there isn't a punishment stringent enough for those who cook meth.

  • golflday posted at 4:42 pm on Thu, Jan 23, 2014.

    golflday Posts: 20

    I would like to thank the Pilot for NOT publishing these abhorrent accident scenes that are being published in another local publication. My heart goes out to the victims families who may not even be aware of the accident when it is posted.This is reprehensible journalism on the part of this so-called "news outlet." Shame on them.

  • Mark posted at 7:00 pm on Thu, Jan 23, 2014.

    Mark Posts: 603

    They may not catch them all but MCSD and surrounding LE agencies have made the drug business a very challenging way to make a living, contrary to the opinions of some we are actually well represented when it comes to drug related arrest by law enforcement, the court systems just need to carry out their duties and this area will not be so inviting to those like the ones above.

  • skagway1 posted at 7:52 pm on Thu, Jan 23, 2014.

    skagway1 Posts: 1

    i live in the same neighborhood. that trailer park has been nothing but trouble. the only people who live there and has lived there are trouble. drugs and stealing from the neighbors. they get caught and just turned loose to do it again. we (the neighborhood ) wish there was some way to get the sheriff to close it down. it would make the people around here fell a little safer. we call it hall's trashpark.

  • Mark posted at 7:01 am on Fri, Jan 24, 2014.

    Mark Posts: 603

    ( the neighbourhood ) needs to address the system that carries out sentencing, MCSD has done their part in the pursuit of eliminating this element of our society, the judges and county prosecutor are the people who are turning them back out on the streets.

  • ambern posted at 2:11 pm on Sat, Jan 25, 2014.

    ambern Posts: 2

    Melissa is my sister and it breaks my heart to see how quickly people judge others. Do you all not realize this could be your sister, or mother, or daughter who made bad decisions in life and ended up a drug addict? I do not condone Melissa and Scotty's actions. I am glad she got caught because it may be the only thing that will save her life. I just want to make it clear that Melissa was not raised to act this way. She did not always live this lifestyle. She was a beautiful, smart, and talented young woman who had a car accident sixteen years ago. She wasn't expected to live, but she pulled through and spent months in the hospital recovering. She suffered a bad head injury which completely changed her personality and she is no longer able to make good, responsible decisions. I am not using this to excuse the choices she has made over the last sixteen years, but please take the time to hear the whole story before you judge her and make hurtful comments. I am not proud of her actions, but I've been living this nightmare for over half of my life, trying to support her and help her get rid of her demons and I'm not going to give up on her now. If you have any knowledge about addiction you understand it's not simply something you can say no to and turn your life around. It takes a lot of effort and support and with Melissa's condition it's harder for her than most. Please keep these things in mind before you put my sister in the broad category that you have above and condemn her as "the trash of your neighborhood". -Amber Nichols

  • pearlharbor posted at 4:02 pm on Sat, Jan 25, 2014.

    pearlharbor Posts: 655

    Ambern, it sounds to me like you are and have been Melissa's enabler. Perhaps you need to attend a couple of Alanon meetings so that if and when she gets out of jail you'll understand the only person who can help an addict is the addict. If the collective attitude towards your sister is hostility perhaps you might try to understand where that emotion comes from yourself. Addicts through their actions every single day knowingly or unknowingly endanger innocent people. One addict can destroy many lives. Understand that premise and we can have a new discussion.

  • Mark posted at 4:47 pm on Sat, Jan 25, 2014.

    Mark Posts: 603

    Yes, I bet both of them have valid reasons for becoming addicts, manufacturing and selling an assortment of drugs.

  • drugfree posted at 2:28 pm on Sun, Jan 26, 2014.

    drugfree Posts: 5

    Nar-anon is the group you are looking for. Yes family members do become addicted to their addict, even though it is with the best intentions.

    Addiction is a disease that communities need to understand and provide appropriate support treatment and recovery to not only the addicts but their families. Families are not equipped to deal with addiction because it is so judged and misunderstood.

  • Mark posted at 2:58 pm on Sun, Jan 26, 2014.

    Mark Posts: 603

    " manufacture, sell or distribute ", The story is not about a couple who have grown dependent on drugs, they make a living selling them, what about this can you not understand, these people are costing taxpayers with their criminal activity and you suggest drug treatment, get real, these people are criminals and drugs addicts who are ruining the lives of so many others, no sympathy here, millions of people go through trying times on a daily basis and do not become low life drug dealing addicts.

  • ambern posted at 6:49 pm on Sun, Jan 26, 2014.

    ambern Posts: 2

    I understand the disgust you people feel when you read a story like this. I feel the same disgust when I read it and others like it. I didn't comment on here to justify my sister's actions. I also didn't tell a little of her history in search of pity or understanding from anyone, especially not any of you. I can guarantee you that I am NOT her enabler, nor have I ever been. Maybe you misunderstood what I meant when I said "support her". I simply meant that I haven't turned my back on her because I understand that addiction is a disease like any other. I'm a 25 year old who works and goes to school full-time. I, by no means, paid her bills, gave her money, or in any way supported whatever habits she may have been indulging in. I do not think she has a valid reason for any of the things she has done. I understand that an addict can only get well if they want to get well. Do not hide behind your computer "Mark" and criticize me OR my sister. I haven't said anything disrespectful. Fortunately for all of you, this is my family and not yours. Keep in mind this could have easily been someone you love. You are all entitled to your opinions and I can't fault you for feeling so strongly about the crimes listed above because I feel the same way. If anyone in this world hates drugs and the way it ruins lives it's me. So feel free to come back at me with any smart remarks you can think of. --That just shows how ignorant some people are to honestly believe they are above something like this happening to someone they care for. I didn't mean to start a childish disagreement on this site. I simply wanted a chance to give my opinion like you all have. I'm just not ashamed to attach my name to mine.

  • huntersmywolf posted at 8:03 pm on Sun, Jan 26, 2014.

    huntersmywolf Posts: 1

    Well written Amber. If anybody that reads that has a problem with it. Then they have no heart. What I see when I read your comments is someone that loves her sister, not someone trying to make excuses or feel that her sister didn't deserve to be arrested. You know better than anyone that unfortunately it had to happen so she can get the help she so desperately needs. Jack

  • pearlharbor posted at 8:27 pm on Sun, Jan 26, 2014.

    pearlharbor Posts: 655

    Ambern, I do have a sister who is an addict. I watched her take out the family one person at a time. It has been my personal experience that thee only way to stop enabling is to detach with love but you have to detach. It doesn't really matter how the addict arrives at the doorstep it's the damage they leave behind. I have much empathy for you. I'm just not in a place where I can have it for your sister.in America addiction and drug distribution is one of the single most devastating plagues facing us. You never know when an individual has been through tragic circumstances. I've known men that landed on Normandy who might have never been the same after the experience but they didn't ruin others lives in the process.....I think that's what Mark is saying. Their is a great generation gap in Moore county that leaves older folks scratching head trying to figure out what is going on. I urge you to continue to write....you are good at it. You might be able to give a face to the pain you've experienced. I do appreciate your effort and your eloquence of words.

  • Mark posted at 9:15 am on Mon, Jan 27, 2014.

    Mark Posts: 603

    Amber, Had your sister not put herself in the position to be arrested the MCSD could have utilized their taxpayer furnished funds in a more meaningful way, the Pilot could have used the space to recognize a more accomplished individual, our court room would have had two less cases that unfortunately are taxpayer funded, and in all probability we will be furnishing these two with room and board, medical needs, counselling and a host of other Taxpayer funded programs, see where I am going with this, it is not that I care about your sisters inability to lead a law abiding and productive life, it is the fact we all pay for her shortcomings, and then you seek understanding yet ignore the cost she inflicts on others, seems you have woven your way into the hearts of a couple on here with your gifted manner of expressing yourself, I hope you can turn it into a best seller, then you can take the proceeds and repay the expense your sister and her sidekick have incurred, while they also avoided the taxes that they have profited from with their products. When our LEO's have to wear HazMat suits to a crime scene, well what more can one add.

  • pearlharbor posted at 12:22 pm on Mon, Jan 27, 2014.

    pearlharbor Posts: 655

    Mark, that's exactly right about meth. Once it's in a house you can never make that house safe again. In some areas of NC they are cooking meth in neighbors totally unsuspecting. The poor neighbors can't even sell their homes. Amber didn't worm her way into my heart she is a victim, also. She does have a right to express her opinion in this forum. Both of your views are valid. Meth addicts are like rabid dogs. Once your drug habit has hit that stage there really to my knowledge no rehabilitation that will work. It fries your brain. I am anti any drug but meth is the bane of our society.

  • arecoveringaddictsmom posted at 7:36 pm on Mon, Jan 27, 2014.

    arecoveringaddictsmom Posts: 1

    Amber, So truly spoken I have lived this nightmare for 15 years, treatment centers counseling, tough love, distancing, thousands of dollars heartbreak after heartbreak and yet we continue on loving being that ear and heart the addict needs. There comes a day that we say no more,just being there to embrace and accept that the world does not see what we as addicts families go through. After years of treatment and counseling I would just come to the realization that if my addict did"nt learn anything,I surely did! I know that I am not the enabler as many said in the beginning. He made these choices and now he has been living with the fact that recreational drug use is a killer of life in general. It starts as a party but quickly consumes the soul. Love your sister, embrace her with confidence that she can beat this and I pray that she will be strong enough to break the bond that she has had not only with the addiction of drugs but the addiction of the one man that has controlled her for the past years. I pray for you and your Mother and know that there is hope. And the people who try to hurt you with their comments may someday feel the pain that we have endured, as my mom once said do not speak about anothers child and what you would do because one day it may come to someone you love you may not live to see it but it will come...Trust in God and he will give you peace Melissa is Loved by so many.

  • Mark posted at 8:21 am on Tue, Jan 28, 2014.

    Mark Posts: 603

    Addiction, manufacturing, distribution, that is the subject. Great job by MCSD.


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