12 charged in NC undercover drug bust

LINCOLNTON, N.C. (WBTV) — A dozen people are facing charges in an undercover drug investigation targeting street-level dealers in Lincoln County, deputies announced Saturday.

lincoln-co-test
CLICK TO VIEW MUGSHOTS AND CHARGES

Detectives say the suspects sold drugs, mostly methamphetamine, to undercover detectives during the six-month investigation.

Those charged include 50-year-old Douglas Wayne Cobb, 40-year-old Jerry Vancise, Jr., 44-year-old Sharon Hart, 45-year-old Crystal Hart, 39-year-old James Merriam, 33-year-old Brandon Shronce, 39-year-old Bobby Eugene Smith, 52-year-old Donald Joseph Gaul, 46-year-old Sandra Lynn Gaul, and 28-year-old Justin Ryan Williams.

Steven Leatherman, 32, and Kendra McCombs, 27, are both wanted on felony drug charges but have not yet been served.

“Methamphetamine continues to be an ongoing epidemic throughout the county and remains a top priority for investigators,” deputies say.

Anyone with additional information, including the whereabouts of Leatherman or McCombs, is asked to call the Lincoln County Communications Center at 704-735-8202 or Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909.

Copyright 2016 WBTV. All rights reserved.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s