Crime & Courts

5 Lincoln County suspected drug dealers arrested

Jessica Brittany Lane
Jessica Brittany Lane Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

Lincoln County sheriff’s investigators arrested five suspects Wednesday accused of selling methamphetamine and prescription opioid pain pills.

The arrests followed a four-month undercover operation targeting street-level dealers, narcotics Lt. Jon Propst said.

Arrested and jailed on various charges were Jessica Brittany Lane, 20, Berry Allen “Oz” Osborne, 48, and Brandon Keith Maynor, 28, all of Lincolnton; and Scottie Dean Smith, 31, and Bobbie Hendricks Woodie, 46, both of Vale.

Lincolnton police assisted in the arrests.

“This is the first wave of many more arrests coming over the next several weeks targeting street-level dealers in our county,” Propst said. “Our detectives have worked extremely hard over the past few months to make solid cases against these individuals.”

Joe Marusak: 704-358-5067, @jmarusak