3/25/2021 3:01:00 PM Western Lincoln County Man Charged With Trafficking Drugs
(L-R) Ray Louis Wylie and Trenton Christopher Carver
(Photos Courtesy Lincoln County Sheriff's Office)
Lincoln County Sheriff's Office Press Release
LINCOLNTON, N.C. – Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators have charged a western Lincoln County man with trafficking illegal drugs.
On March 22, 2021 narcotics investigators observed a hand-to-hand transaction in the parking lot of a Lincoln County business. Officers then made contact with Ray Louis Wylie, 71, of Doyle Beam Memorial Road, Vale, NC and Trenton Christopher Carver, 26, of Old Lincolnton-Crouse Road, Lincolnton, NC.
Investigators recovered U.S. currency and a trafficking amount of hydrocodone. The investigation revealed that Wylie had sold the narcotics to Carver. Wylie was arrested and charged with trafficking by sell and deliver, trafficking by transport, and trafficking by possession. He was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond.
Carver was taken into custody on March 24, 2021 on a charge of trafficking in opium or heroin. He was released on bond.