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Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office News Release

Search by Narcotics Investigators and Probation Officers Leads to Two Drug Arrests

 July 1, 2014

 Lincolnton, NC – Lincoln County Sheriff’s narcotics investigators and Probation and Parole officers conducted a warrantless search of a probationer’s residence where they located methamphetamine and marijuana.

 The search was conducted Monday at 10:30 a.m. at 2204 Drive Inn Road southwest of Lincolnton.  Inside a bedroom of the residence, investigators located a box under a bed containing three bags of methamphetamine.  A mason jar containing several bags of marijuana was found wrapped in a shirt on the bed.

 As officers continued the search they found more marijuana, methamphetamine, cash and scales in a closet.

Thomas Harrison Andrew Ford, 34, of 2204 Drive Inn Road, Lincolnton, NC is charged with one felony count each of Probation Violation, Trafficking in Opium or Heroin, and Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver a Controlled Substance Schedule IV.  He was also charged with misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He is being held in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center without bond.

 Megan Ann Cooke, 25, of 2204 Drive Inn Road, Lincolnton, NC is charged with one felony count each of Trafficking Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver a Controlled Substance Schedule IV, and Maintaining a Dwelling/Vehicle for a Controlled Substance.  She is also charged with misdemeanor Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule IV and Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  She is jailed under a $60,000 secured bond.

 Many offenders on probation, parole or other forms of supervised release are subject to a condition requiring them to submit to warrantless searches by probation officers, law enforcement officers or both.

 Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter said, “We continue our strong working relationship with our local Probation/Parole officers by utilizing their court ordered search and seizure abilities.  The results of a great working relationship and teamwork paid off yesterday in the arrest of these two offenders, and we will continue to do this every chance we can in the future.”

 

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