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Caldwell man charged in oxycodone bust

Officers have arrested and charged a Caldwell County man with numerous counts of controlled-substance violations involving the prescription drug oxycodone.

The arrest of John Rhodes Hart of Pine Mountain Road in Hudson closed a three-month investigation by the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office and Hudson Police Department.

Other suspects have been identified and more arrests are expected.

Hart is in the Caldwell County Jail under a $100,000.00 secured bond.

The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office continues to search for information involving the use and distribution of illegal or controlled substances.

Place confidential calls to Caldwell County Sheriff's Office at 828-757-1178, Lenoir Police Department's Narcotics Division at 828-757-2145 or Caldwell County Crimestoppers at 828-758-8300.