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Ongoing Investigation Charges Man With Trafficking Opiates
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Lincoln County Sheriff's
Office Press Release

LINCOLNTON, N.C. - On Thursday, January 11, 2018 the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit arrested a Stanley man for trafficking opiates and possessing cocaine. The arrest came after detectives, with assistance from Charlie District patrol deputies, conducted a search warrant at a residence near the 6500 block of McIntosh Rd. in Stanley (Lincoln County).

During the search, detectives seized a trafficking amount of opioid- based pills (hydrocodone), powder and crack cocaine, marijuana, a handgun, over $700 in cash, and drug paraphernalia. The search came as a result of an ongoing investigation into the possessing, distributing, and selling of various drugs from the residence.

Damon Latario Huntley, 39, of McIntosh Rd., Stanley, was charged with one felony count each of trafficking opium/heroin by possession and felony possession of cocaine.  He was also charged with one misdemeanor count each of possession of schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.  He was jailed under a $65,000 secured bond.

The investigation is ongoing and more charges and arrests may be forthcoming.  Anyone with information concerning illegal drug activity is urged to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Drug Tip Line at 704-736-8606 or Lincolnton-Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.  All tips are investigated and callers can remain anonymous.

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