A four-month undercover investigation has led to the arrest of two Rowan County men on drug charges.
The investigation involved purchases of heroin and oxymorphone, authorities said.
Justin Wade Ames, 28, of Salisbury was charged with one count each of possession with intent to sell and deliver oxymorphone, and maintaining a residence for keeping and selling controlled substances. He was jailed under a $7,500 bond.
Travis Dane Irick, 24, of Gold Hill was arrested by deputies on 14 drug counts, including felony trafficking in heroin. He was jailed under a $500,000 bond.
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Drug sales occurred on five dates since March, investigators said.