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Dozens arrested in Operation Route 66 by Lincoln Co. deputies

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Investigators in Lincoln County announced more arrest Wednesday in "Operation Route 66", a roundup of suspected street level drug dealers in Lincoln County.

Lincoln County Sheriff David Carpenter said, "The continuing effort of our drug enforcement investigators shows the seriousness of the drug problem in Lincoln County.Using that knowledge we are continuing to make progress in combating the manufacture and sale of illicit drugs."

The operation got underway around 6 a.m. with a number of suspects being taken into custody during the first several hours of the roundup, according to a news release from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office.

Those arrested and processed into the jail so far include:
Johnny Allen Bivens, 21, of 1846 Beaumont Lane, Lincolnton, NC.   He is charged with felony Trafficking heroin by Sale, Possession and Delivery, Trafficking Heroin, and Maintaining a Dwelling for a Controlled Substance.  He is in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $65,000 secured bond.

Ashley Lynn Nusberger, 19, 195 Cedar Ridge Lane, Vale, NC is charged with felony Trafficking Heroin and misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana.  She is in jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

Tavis Sherron Nixon, 34, of 513 South Laurel Street, Lincolnton, NC is charged with three felony counts each of Sell and Deliver Cocaine and Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Cocaine.  He is under a $10,000 secured bond.

Bobby Ray Jones, 55, of 838 West NC 150 Hwy, Lincolnton is charged with felony Possession with the Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana.
He is in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond.

Jonathan Rhyne Carpenter, 25, of 949 Rosebury Lane, Lincolnton is charged with felony Manufacturing Marijuana and misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia. He is under a $12,500 secured bond.

Mandy Elizabeth Baumgardner, 21, of 949 Rosebury Lane, Lincolnton is charged with felony Manufacturing Marijuana and misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  She is in jail under a $10,000 secured bond.

Michael Anthony Ewing, 59, 209 Hubbard Street, Lincolnton, NC is charged with felony Trafficking and Maintaining a Vehicle/Dwelling for a Controlled Substance. He is under a $60,000 secured bond.
Vickie Carpenter Ewing, 57, 209 Hubbard Street, Lincolnton, NC is charged with three felony counts of Trafficking Opiates.  She is in jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

Donald Lee Davis, Jr., 43, 1834 Hines Circle Drive, Stanley, NC is charged with three felony counts of Trafficking Opiates.  He is in jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

Steffan Alexander Robinson, 18, of 226 West Pine Street, Lincolnton, NC is charged with two felony counts of Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Heroin and one felony count each of Sell of Heroin and Sell and Deliver Heroin.

Steven James Nicholson, 45, 2619 Southmont Road, Iron Station, NC is charged with felony Possession with the Intent to Sell and Deliver Cocaine and Sell and Deliver Cocaine.

Donald Lee Richard, 39, of  184 A Street, Lincolnton, NC is charged with one felony count each of Trafficking Opiates by Possession, Trafficking by Sale, Trafficking by Delivery and Obtaining Property by False Pretenses.  Mr. Richard is under a $50,000 secured bond.

Shasta Nicole Black, 34, of 1875 Arrowood Lane, Lincolnton, NCis charged with two felony counts each of  Sell and Deliver Marijuana and Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Marijuana.

Tait Richard Rogers, 20, of  3211 June Bug Road, Vale, NC   is charged with felony Trafficking Opiates by Sell, Deliver and Possession, one felony count each of Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance and Schedule III Controlled Substance and Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Schedule II and Schedule III Controlled Substance.

Marcus Ryan Henley, 18, of 450 North Pilot Knob Road, Denver, NC is charged with          two felony counts each of Sell and Deliver Marijuana and Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Marijuana.

Nathaniel Woodrow Scronce, 22, of 5181 Hoyle Farm Road, Vale, NC is charged with two felony counts each of Trafficking Opiates by Possession, Trafficking Opiates by Sale and  Trafficking Opiates by Delivery   He is in jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

David Lee Guffie, 45, of 1968 Scenic Drive, Iron Station is charged with three felony counts each of Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance. He is also charged with one count each of Trafficking Opiates by Possession and Trafficking Opiates by Delivery.

Sabrina Darlene Whitworth, 30, of 2549 Woodland Hill Trail, Lincolnton, NC is charged with one felony count each of Sell and Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance. Trafficking Opiates by Sale, Delivery and Possession.   She is in jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

Matthew Lane Bailey, 42, of 2549 Woodland Hill Trail, Lincolnton, NC is charged with two felony counts each of Trafficking in Opiates by Sale, Trafficking in Opiates by Delivery and Trafficking in Opiates by Possession.  He is under a $50,000 secured bond.

Jennifer Louise Hinson, 41, of 850 Mace Lane, Lincolnton, NC is charged with one felony count each of Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Schedule III Controlled Substance and Schedule IV Controlled Substance. She is also charged with Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance and Schedule IV Controlled Substance along with Felony Possession of Schedule III Controlled Substance.  She is under a $10,000 secured bond.

Eddie Lee Hinson, 46, of 850 Mace Lane, Lincolnton, NC is charged with one felony count each of Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Schedule III Controlled Substance and Schedule IV Controlled Substance, Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Schedule II, Schedule III and Schedule IV Controlled Substance.  Hinson is under a $10,000 secured bond.

Joshua Lee Nolen, 28, of 2046 Nolen Acres Lane, Iron Station is charged with two felony counts each of Sell and Deliver Heroin and Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Heroin.

Keymandy Dashawn Williamson, 30, of 733 Rufus Road, Denver, NC is charged with Felony Possession with the Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana and misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  He is under a $5,000 secured bond.

Jaime Carolyn Reynolds, 33, 1886 West NC 150 Hwy, Lincolnton, NC is charged with 3 felony counts each of  Sell and Deliver a Schedule IV Controlled Substance and  Possession with the intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver A Schedule IV Controlled Substance.  She is under a $5,000 secured bond.

Linda Lou Pentolino, 61, of 7141 Lingerfelt Road, Vale, NC is charged with One felony count each of Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Manufacture Schedule VI and Maintaining a Dwelling/Vehicle for Controlled Substance.  She is also charged with misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.   Ms. Pentolina's bond was set at $5,000 secured.

Gaetano Antonio Pentolino, 61, of 7141 Lingerfelt Road, Vale, NC is charged with One felony count each of Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Manufacture Schedule VI and Maintaining a Dwelling/Vehicle for Controlled Substance.  She is also charged with misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.   Bond was set at $5,000 secured.

Katie Anne Caudle, 20, of 1968 Scenic Drive, Lincolnton, NC is charged with three felony counts each of Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance. She is also charged with one felony count each of Trafficking in Opiates by Sale, Trafficking in Opiates by Possession and Trafficking in Opiates by Delivery.  She is in jail under a $50,000 secured bond.

Tara Alaine Hoffman, 29, of 302 East Hoke Street, Lincolnton, NC is charged with one felony count each of Trafficking Opiates by Possession, Trafficking Opiates by Sale, and Trafficking Opiates by Delivery.  She was placed under a $50,000 secured bond.


Daniel Allen Mosteller, 25, 1837 Bill Lynch Road, Lincolnton, NC is charged with one felony count each of Sell and Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance and Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Schedule III Controlled Substance. He was placed under a $5,000 secured bond.

Wesley Michael McMahan, 24, 1450 Poston Drive, Lincolnton, NC is charged with three felony counts each of Sell and Deliver Marijuana and Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Marijuana.  McMahan's bond was set at $5,500 secured.

Mary Trammell Werth, 60, 410 Lantern Ridge, Lincolnton, NC is charged with one felony count each of  Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Manufacture Schedule VI and Maintaining a Dwelling/Vehicle for a Controlled Substance.  She is under a $5,000 secured bond.

Jonathan Guillermo R. Calvo, 32, 105 Huss Street, Lincolnton, NC is charged with three felony counts each of Sell and Deliver Cocaine and Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Cocaine.  He is charged with one felony count each of Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance, Possession of Cocaine, Trafficking in Opiates by Sale, Trafficking in Opiates by Possession and Trafficking in Opiates by Transportation.  He is charged with misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Bond was set at $50,000 secured.

Jim Dale Rathbun, 25, of 3863 Estelle Lane, Iron Station is charged with one felony count each of Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance and Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Schedule II Controlled Substance.  He is under a $10,000 secured bond.

Robert Marshall Beal, Jr., 18, of 3997 Koliha Lane, Maiden, NC is charged with one felony count each of Possession with the Intent to Sell and Deliver Marijuana and Sell and Deliver Marijuana.  Bond is set at $7,000 secured.

Janoia Trammell Smarr, 50, of 410 Lantern Ridge Drive, Lincolnton, NC is charged with two felony counts each of Sell and Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance and Possession with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell and Deliver Schedule IV Controlled Substance.   One count each of Conspire to Sell and Deliver Schedule VI Controlled Substance and Maintaining a Vehicle/Dwelling for a Controlled Substance.  She is under a $5,000 secured bond.

Thomas Harrison Ford, 32, of 4385 East Maiden Road, Lincolnton, NC is charged with one felony count of Possession of a Controlled Substance with the Intent to Manufacture Schedule VI.  Ford's bond was set at $2,000 secured.

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