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SC Man Charged With Drug Trafficking
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office
Photo Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Lincoln County Sheriff's
Office Press Release

LINCOLNTON, N.C. – A Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigation in western Lincoln County led to the seizure of 478 grams of methamphetamine and the arrest of a South Carolina man.

Narcotics detectives began an investigation of meth trafficking in western Lincoln County and on February 1, 2019 seized methamphetamine with a street value of more than $38,000.

As a result of the seizure the investigation spread to Pickens County, South Carolina where authorities were contacted by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators. A combined investigation effort began as a result of this and on March 1, 2019 the Pickens County, S.C. Sheriff’s Office along with Homeland Security investigators seized 2-point-7 pounds of crystal methamphetamine and 1-point-5 pounds of liquid methamphetamine with a street value of $150,000.

Pickens County authorities arrested Bruce Allen Howland, 57, of Pickens, South Carolina. He is charged with two felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine and is being held in the Pickens County, SC Detention Center without bond.

The investigation is continuing and more arrests are anticipated.

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