Lincoln County Sheriff’s deputies say a series of citizen complaints prompted them to arrest three people Thursday for selling crack cocaine in the Buffalo Shoals/Car Farm roads. Among those arrested was a 62-year-old man, officials said.
The investigation extended over a three month period and involved surveillance and undercover operations during which cocaine was purchased on different occasions from Jacque Demar Moorison, 30, Tyron Tremaine Jackson, 39 and Robert Michael Burton, 62.
Detectives say the sales occurred both day and night at various locations in the area.
“There has been a recent spike in cocaine and crack cocaine sales. This has not gone unnoticed by our detectives, which has been evident with the recent arrests,” says Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Lt. Jon Propst.
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Morrison, 30, of Horseshoe Lake Rd. Lincolnton, was charged with four felony counts each of selling and delivering a controlled substance and possession with intent to sell and deliver a controlled substance. He received a $15,000 secured bond.
Burton, 62, of Car Farm Road Lincolnton, was charged with two felony counts of conspiring to selling or delivering a controlled substance, one felony count of possession of cocaine and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He received a $15,000 secured bond.
Jackson, 39, of Babs Ct. Lincolnton, was charged with three felony counts each of selling and delivering a controlled substance and possession with intent to sell and deliver a controlled substance. He was also charged with one felony count of conspiring to sell and deliver a controlled substance. He received a $15,000 secured bond.
All three subjects arrested had a first appearance on Aug. 12 in Lincoln County District Court.