Danny Ray Coleman

Danny Ray Coleman

A Lincolnton man is facing drug trafficking charges following the search of a home on Gates Road. 

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office deputies said Danny Ray Coleman, 50, of 2914 Gates Road, was arrested on Jan. 24 after deputies went to a home on Gates Road searching for a suspect wanted for failure to appear. 

Deputies knocked on the door of the home and asked if Larry Edward Lusk, 45, was in the home. Deputies said the person who answered the door told deputies that Lusk was in a back bedroom of the home and that Lusk was taken into custody without incident.

While inside the home, deputies saw two glass marijuana pipes on a living room table and asked permission to search the residence. 

During the search of the home, deputies seized drug paraphernalia, several baggies of methamphetamine and $1,146 in cash.

Coleman was charged with one felony count each of trafficking methamphetamine by possession and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance. He was also charged with one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia. He was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $25,000 secured bond.  

Lusk was charged with one felony count of possession of methamphetamine, in addition to failure to appear. He was ordered held under a $35,000 secured bond.

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