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Eleven indicted on felony drug charges

Pictured are (top, from left) Bradshaw, Canipe, Church Cook, Dillard and Duncan and (bottom, from left) Jewell, Kinsler, May, Maynor and Pack.

Staff report

Eleven people are facing felony drug charges following indictments handed down by a Lincoln County grand jury on Oct. 2.

The Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office arrested seven of the suspects on Wednesday and Thursday, according to a press release. The indictments included 60 charges total against the 11 suspects.

Deputies said the indictments were the result of several undercover operations targeting the sale of opioid pain pills, methamphetamine and crack cocaine and covered areas all over Lincoln County.

During the investigations, narcotics detectives conducted surveillance and undercover operations and executed multiple search warrants where pain pills, methamphetamine and crack cocaine were seized, according to the press release. During one operation, detectives said they seized several trafficking amounts of opioid pain pills after purchasing them from the dealer on multiple occasions.

Lester Ray Bradshaw, 55, of Johnstown Road in Crouse, was charged with 12 felony counts of trafficking opium/heroin by sale, delivery, possession and transport. Bradshaw received a $700,000 secured bond.

Eric Dwayne Pack, 39, of Bouy Lane in Denver, was charged with three felony counts each of sell and deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances. He was also charged with four felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine and one felony count of possession with intent to sell and deliver heroin and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Pack received an $86,000 secured bond.

Robert William Church, 34, of Hudson White Trail in Lincolnton, was charged with four felony counts each of sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance. Church received a $25,000 secured bond.

Derek Jason May, 47, of Fieldhaven Court in Maiden, was charged with two felony counts each of sell and deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine. He was also charged with one felony count of maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances. May, who was already in jail for previous meth trafficking charges, received an additional $20,000 secured bond.

Hannah Marie Dillard, 32, of Bouy Lane in Denver, was charged with one felony count each of possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance and possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule I controlled substance. She was also charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Dillard received a $25,000 secured bond.

James William Canipe Jr., 42, of Cranberry Trail in Vale, was charged with one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count each of possession of a schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. Canipe received a $10,000 secured bond.

Robert Eugene Kinsler, 32, of Trinity Lane in Iron Station, was charged with one felony count of possession of a schedule II controlled substance and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. Kinsler received a $10,000 secured bond.

Deputies said four people who were indicted have not yet been arrested.

Colleen Velma Jewell, 38, of Fieldhaven Court in Maiden, is facing three felony counts each of sell and deliver methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine. She is also charged with two felony counts of maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances.

Brandon Keith Maynor, 30, of Betterbrook Lane in Lincolnton, is facing one felony count each of possession of methamphetamine and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances. He is also charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.

Conway Storm Cook, 25, of Kings Mountain, is charged with one felony count of destruction of evidence and one misdemeanor count of possession of a schedule IV controlled substance.

Dakota Aaron Duncan, 22, of Gastonia, is charged with one felony count each of sell and deliver a counterfeit controlled substance and possession with intent to sell and deliver a counterfeit controlled substance.

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