NC pair tried to sell meth to detective, deputies say

LEXINGTON, N.C. (WFMY) — Two people are behind bars after allegedly trying to sell meth to a Davidson County Sheriff’s Detective.

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The Davidson County Sheriff’s Office arrested Adam Nicholas Badgett and Jessica Marie Abernathy as the result of a drug investigation on Cotton Grove Road in Lexington on Friday.

Both have several drug charges, including possession with intent to sell and deliver meth.

According to a release, an undercover detective got a phone call from someone wanting to sell meth. The detective arranged a meeting and purchased several grams from the caller for $320, officials said.

Investigators say Badgett showed up with two bags of meth for the detective. He was arrested after that.

The sheriff’s office says Badgett tried swallowing a bag of meth during the arrest and was taken to Lexington Medical Center for observation.

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After he was released from the hospital, Badgett was placed in the Davidson County Jail under a total of $35,000 secured bond, and no bond for the parole violation.

Abernathy was placed in jail under a $18,000 secured bond.

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