|3/7/2019 1:24:00 PM|
Two Lincoln County Men Facing Drug Charges
(L-R) Matthew Blaine Helms and
Christopher Oneil Smith
(Photos Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office)
|Lincoln County Sheriff's|
Office Press Release
LINCOLNTON, N.C. – Two Lincoln County men are facing drug charges in unrelated incidents.
Matthew Blaine Helms, 32, of Biggerstaff Road, Maiden, NC was arrested on March 5, 2019 at his residence without incident. Helms is charged with felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance schedule II and two felony counts of sell and deliver a controlled substance schedule II.
The arrest followed a 12-month long investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Division. During the investigation methamphetamine was seized at the residence. Helms was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.
Christopher Oneil Smith, 32, of Lakeland Avenue, Lincolnton, NC was arrested on March 6, 2019 when he reported for a follow up interview at the Probation Office.
Smith is charged with three felony counts each of sell and deliver a controlled substance schedule II, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance schedule II, sell and deliver a controlled substance schedule III, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance schedule III and two misdemeanor counts of probation violation. The arrest was made following an eight-month long investigation. During the investigation crack cocaine was seized. Smith was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $105,000 secured bond.
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