Caldwell County authorities say a lengthy investigation has ended with the arrest of a woman on drug charges.
The suspect, 48-year-old Lisa McCreary Durant of Lenoir, has three previous convictions on drug charges, dating to 2001, investigators said.
Caldwell County Sheriff Alan Jones said authorities began getting complaints from residents about 10 months ago about the sale of marijuana and prescription pills in the area near Durant’s house, on Summer Way.
“We have recognized this area to be a concern for drug activity, and we are diligently addressing the problems,” Jones said.
The sheriff said agents raided Durant’s residence Tuesday and found 228 hydrocodone pills; five oxycodone pills; 115 alprazolam pills; 15 Endocet pills; nearly a half-pound of marijuana; a marijuana plant; digital weighing scales; and a variety of drug paraphernalia.
Jessica Lynn Kincaid, 29, of Morganton, was at the residence when agents arrived and also was arrested, Jones said.
Durant was charged with two counts of trafficking in opiates; two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver marijuana; two counts of possession with intent to sell or deliver alprazolam; and two counts of maintaining a dwelling to store or keep a controlled substance.
Kincaid was charged with one count of trafficking in opiates.
The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.
Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email email@example.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer. Read moreRead less
The Charlotte region is vast and diverse. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all. The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day, but we ask that you keep the discourse civil.
- Do not use profanity or obscenities. And don't try to camouflage profanity with asterisks, abbreviations or other symbols or foreign phrases.
- Do not use threatening language. Talk of violence won't be tolerated.
- No racial, gender or sexual-orientation name-calling.
- Do not attack other commenters for their views. Do not libel or defame anyone or violate their privacy.
- Keep your comments succinct and stay on topic. Comments that bear no relation to the story may be deleted.
- Do not add images to your comments.
- Do not report comments as abusive simply because you disagree with them. Report them only if they violate these guidelines.
- Do not post spam or advertising of any kind.
- Do not post a comment using all capital letters.
We do not monitor each and every posting, but we reserve the right to block or delete comments that violate these rules.
You can help: Notify us of violations by hitting the "Report Abuse" link. Users who continue posting comments that violate these guidelines may, at our discretion, be blocked from submitting future comments as well.
And finally, as Mark Twain said: "Always do right. This will gratify some people and astonish the rest."
Enjoy the discussion.