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3/27/2020 4:13:00 PM
Complaints By Residents Lead To Drug Arrests
(L-R) Ivey Pinkney Loftin III, Steven Curtis Fisher and Hannah Ovita Friday(Photos Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
(L-R) Ivey Pinkney Loftin III,
Steven Curtis Fisher and
Hannah Ovita Friday


(Photos Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)


Lincoln County Sheriff's
Office Press Release


LINCOLNTON – Complaints from concerned citizens about suspicious activities in the area of Startown Road and Hazelwood Lane led to the arrest of three people on drug charges.

Deputies responded to the area around 10 p.m. on March 26, 2020 after a number of calls were received about heavy traffic in and out of Gladstone Lane, a road that has only one residence on it.

Upon arrival officers conducted a traffic stop of a vehicle leaving the area of Gladstone Lane occupied by three people. While interviewing the people in the car deputies observed two book bags in the vehicle. Lincolnton Police Officer Fulbright and his K-9, Nico, were called to the scene. The K-9 conducted a free air sniff outside the vehicle and alerted to the possibility of drugs in the car.




Officers searched the bags in the vehicle and seized methamphetamine, LSD, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and more than $2,600 in cash. Information gathered at the scene was used to secure a search warrant for the residence on Gladstone Lane, Maiden, NC. During the search another quantity of methamphetamine, marijuana and drug paraphernalia. was seized.

The driver of the vehicle, Ivey Pinkney Loftin III, 47, of Gastonia Highway, Lincolnton, NC was charged with possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver Schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. He was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond.

Steven Curtis Fisher, 41, of Gladstone Lane, Maiden, NC is charged with possession of a controlled substance Schedule I, possession of a controlled substance Schedule IV, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance Schedule II, and possession of drug paraphernalia. He is in jail under a $25,000 secured bond.

Hannah Ovita Friday, 27, of Oak Canopy Road, Lincolnton, NC was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and released on a $1,000 unsecured bond.
Investigating officers were Sgt. A. Sutton and patrol deputies J.Dunigan, J. Counts, and G. Killian.

Most drug related investigations begin with tips or complaint from citizens. Detectives then begin using various tools and investigation methods to build a case. Anyone with information concerning drug related activity is urged to call the Drug Tip line at 704-736-8606 or Lincolnton/Lincoln County CrimeStoppers at 704-736-8909. All tips are investigated and callers can remain anonymous.


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