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Man arrested after tip leads to cocaine purchase, deputies say

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LINCOLN COUNTY, NC (WBTV) -

Deputies in Lincoln County arrested a man on drug charges after a tip about an upcoming drug purchase led to a surveillance investigation.

Dershae Mylantus Blackburn, 24, was arrested and charged with felony possession of a controlled substance schedule II and misdemeanor driving while license revoked.

Officials said they got a tip from "a confidential source" stating that Blackburn was going to pick up a quantity of cocaine, and began conducting surveillance.

During the investigation, deputies say they saw Blackburn meet with his supplier then head towards his home.

Investigators knew that Blackburn did not have a valid driver's license and stopped his vehicle. During that stop they were given consent to search Blackburn and his vehicle, and say they found a quarter ounce of powder cocaine.

Blackburn was then arrested on the charges and was released on a $9,000 bond.

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