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Sheriff’s Office: Lincoln narcs, Catawba Co. K-9 bust Charlotte man for drugs, stolen guns






Staff Writer

A Charlotte man was arrested Thursday night after narcotics investigators located more than 200 grams of marijuana and a stolen shotgun inside a Lincoln County residence, deputies said.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s drug officers and a Catawba County K-9 unit responded to a home around 4:40 p.m. on Fay Jones Road in Denver.

Officers said they had received numerous complaints about the residence that drug activity was taking place at the property.

During a search of the home, investigators not only seized 235 grams of marijuana but also a Springfield .357 semi-automatic handgun and .12-gauge shotgun along with various drug paraphernalia, the Sheriff’s Office said.

The handgun was stolen from a person living in the 2500 block of Fay Jones Road, according to agency press release issued Friday afternoon.

Marvin Cathey, 39, of 2039 Golden Ridge Lane, was charged in the incident.

He has since posted a $20,000 secured bond but faces a number of felonies in the case.

Charges against him include two felony counts of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon and one felony count each of possession of a stolen firearm, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana and possession of marijuana.

Cathey also faces one misdemeanor charge for possessing drug paraphernalia, the release said.

According to public records, he is no stranger to the criminal justice system.

He was convicted in Mecklenburg County in 2009 for possession of a firearm by a felon and in 1996 for possession with intent to sell a schedule VI controlled substance, the North Carolina Department of Correction website listed.

A year earlier, a judge found him guilty of assault on a female.

Lincoln County residents are encouraged to contact the Drug Tip Line any day and time at (704) 736-8606(704) 736-8606. Investigators said they follow-up on all tips.


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