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Deputies: Drugs in house lead to arrest

Staff Writer

Sheriff’s narcotics investigators teamed up with city officers to arrest a Lincolnton man during a traffic stop Wednesday, three days after law enforcement authorities located more than 450 grams of marijuana inside his residence, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office said.

Officers and deputies apprehended Travis Sentell Goode, 26, in a vehicle on Maiden Highway, according to a press release. Inside the vehicle, deputies seized a little more than a pound of marijuana.

The suspect was not at his home on N. Poplar Street Sunday night when narcotics investigators searched the residence and seized 466 grams of marijuana with an estimated street value of between $1,800 and $3,600, according to Lt. Jason Reid, head of the county drug unit.

Goode faces two felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture a schedule VI controlled substance with and one felony count each of possession of a firearm by a felon, possession of marijuana exceeding 1/2 ounce and maintaining a dwelling/vehicle for a controlled substance.

Goode, who remains under a $75,000 secured bond, is a convicted felon, according to the North Carolina Department of Correction website.

He was found guilty of attempted kidnapping and abduction in the county in 2010. Misdemeanor offenses on his record include drug possession in Gaston County and assault on a female and driving with a revoked license in Catawba County, NC DOC showed.

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