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A woman with three previous drug convictions has been arrested again after a 10-month investigation into allegations that she was selling marijuana and prescription pills, according to a report from the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office.
Lisa McCreary Durant, 48, was arrested Tuesday after Ice Agents and SWAT Team members executed a search warrant at her home on Summer Way in Lenoir.
A second woman, Jessica Lynn Kincaid, 29, of Morganton, was also found at the home and arrested on controlled substance violations, the report states.
Ice Agents began an investigation into Durant, who deputies say has three separate drug convictions which date back to 2001, during the last ten months after receiving complaints that she was selling marijuana and prescription pills.
During that time Ice Agents, with the help of a confidential informant, purchased illegal narcotics from Durant at her home.
During the investigation, the agents seized 228 Hydrocodone pills, 115 Alprazolam pills, 5 Oxycodone pills, 15 Endocet pills, 194 grams marijuana, 1 marijuana plant, $1,900 in cash, a surveillance camera, digital weighing scales, packaging materials, and other various items of drug paraphernalia.
According to North Carolina State guidelines, the drugs have a street value of $6,040.
Durant has been charged with two counts of felonious trafficking in opiates, two counts of felonious possession with intent to sell/deliver marijuana, two counts of felonious possession with intent to sell/deliver alprazolam, and two counts of felonious maintain a dwelling to keep/store a controlled substance.
She was taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center and placed under a $100,000 secured bond.
Kincaid was charged with one count of felonious trafficking in opiates.
She was also taken to the Caldwell County Detention Center, and placed under a $50,000 secured bond.
Both have a first appearance in District Court in Lenoir on November 14.