A Lincolnton woman reported missing on April 22 was located Monday and now faces drug charges, according to the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department.
Detectives said they found Michelle Lee Alpi, 26, in a residence in the 6100 block of Nolen Acres Lane, in the Lincoln County community of Iron Station.
Investigators say the home is the residence of Jeffrey Lee Nolen, Jr., who was wanted by Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police on felony larceny charges. Nolen was detained and turned over to Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police, officials said.
Detectives said they arrested Alpi after finding her in possession of heroin. She was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and charged with one felony count of Possession of a Controlled Substance Schedule I.
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Alpi, who lives on Timberlake Lane in Lincolnton, is in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $10,000 secured bond, officials said. She will have a first appearance in Lincoln County District Court Tuesday, April 26.