LINCOLNTON – A lengthy investigation by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators led to a number of drug related charges against a Lincoln County man.
Narcotics officers executed a search warrant at an outbuilding located at 1998 Buffalo Shoals Road, Lincolnton on March 8. The warrant was served following a lengthy investigation where officers used surveillance techniques and undercover purchases of several different kind of narcotics.
During the search, investigators seized 53 grams of methamphetamine, nine grams of fentanyl, five grams of psilocybin mushrooms, 108 grams of marijuana and a firearm reported stolen from Rock Hill, S.C.
Officers arrested Chad Christopher Caldwell, 50, of Buffalo Shoals Road, Lincolnton on a number of charges including trafficking in methamphetamine, three felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver controlled substance Schedule II, possession of controlled substance Schedule I, maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, trafficking in opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver a controlled substance Schedule VI, possession with the intent to sell and deliver a controlled substance Schedule II, possession with intent to sell and deliver a controlled substance Schedule IV, possession of a controlled substance Schedule II, possession of a firearm by a felon, and possession of a stolen firearm.
Caldwell was taken before a Lincoln County magistrate and placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $460,000 secured bond.
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