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Deputies: Vale man illegally harbored $800 in prescription pills

JENNA-LEY HARRISON

Staff Writer

A western Lincoln County man accused of illegally possessing several hundred dollars’ worth of prescription pills this month is scheduled to make a first court appearance in the case today, according to deputies.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Lieutenant, Tim Johnson, head of the Major Crimes Unit, initiated a stop on the suspect’s white truck on April 25 after spotting the driver, Larry Joe Dycus, speeding down N.C. 27 West in Lincolnton, an agency press release said.

Johnson, who requested assistance from fellow deputies, searched the vehicle and discovered $800 worth of Hydrocodone pills inside the truck that were not prescribed to the driver, according to the Sheriff’s Office.

A total of 100 pills were seized in the incident.

The 27-year-old suspect, a resident of 148 Country Land Lane in Vale, was jailed for one felony count of trafficking in opium.

He has since been released from the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center on a $5,000 secured bond.

LARRY JOE DYCUS
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