Investigators with the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office have charged two people in connection to an overdose death in Rutherford County.
On March 21st 2022, Deputies were called to a residence in Ellenboro for what appeared to be an overdose death. Amanda Lee Nash, 27 was found deceased in the residence.
A long term investigation was initiated and conducted by the Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation division, Narcotics division and Criminal Apprehension Team (CAT).
Toxicology results revealed Nash’s cause of death was due to a lethal dose of fentanyl she had ingested.
Throughout the investigation, it was determined two people were directly responsible for Nash’s death. Upon the conclusion of the investigation, investigators consulted with the District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney’s Office reviewed the case and charges were recommended.
Investigators secured charges on Nathan Carpenter Beason, of Ellenboro and Evelyn Marie Robertson, of Mooresboro with, 2nd degree murder, death by distribution and possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II.
On October 17th 2022, Narcotics Investigators and the Criminal Apprehension Team (CAT) located Nathan Beason pulling into the Econo Lodge in Forest City. They observed Beason go into a hotel room, stay a few minutes and then leave. Beason was taken into custody as he was leaving the hotel room. A search warrant was executed on the hotel room Beason was seen leaving. The search yielded 8.1 pounds of fentanyl.
Cody Lammonds was charged with maintaining a vehicle / dwelling place with controlled substance and trafficking opium or heroin. Kimberly Lammonds was charged with maintaining a vehicle / dwelling place with controlled substance.
On October 18, 2022, Evelyn Marie Robertson was taken into custody at her home in Mooresboro. Beason and Robertson both received a $450,000.00 secured bond.
Cody Lammonds received a $300,000.00 secured bond and
Kimberly Lammonds received a $50,000.00 secured bond.
Investigations into other incidents are underway. Drug dealers take notice, you’re next.