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4 arrested in Caldwell drug sting

HUDSON Four Caldwell County residents have been arrested and charged with drug offenses, the sheriff’s office says.

Undercover officers say they purchased drugs from two residences on Windsong Circle in Hudson. One residence was the home of a suspect, Benny Dale Laney Sr. The other was the residence of his parents, Benny Phillip and Sylvia Laney.

The parents have not been charged, according to the sheriff’s office.

Deputies say the investigation ended when agents bought pills from Benny Dale Laney’s residence. Detectives then searched his parents’ house and said they found additional prescription pills.

In all, detectives say, they found 140 pills, including morphine, oxycodone and Alprazolam; and a small amount of meth. Agents say they also seized more than $7,000 in cash and two pistols.

Benny Dale Laney Sr., 45, was charged with felonious possession of meth and maintaining a dwelling to keep or store a controlled substance.

Sonya Lynn Pitts, 23, of Hudson was charged with possession of meth and possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance.

Julie Ann Riddle, 40, of Hudson was charged with felonious possession with intent to sell or deliver a controlled substance.

Shawn O’Brian Riddle, 40, of Hudson was charged with possession of meth.

Pitts and the Riddles were listed as residents of Benny Laney Sr.’s house.

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