Counties work together to arrest two suspected meth traffickers

Counties work together to arrest two suspected meth traffickers
Tesla Ledford and Summer Coleman (Source: Caldwell County Sheriff's Office)

CALDWELL COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Caldwell and Burke county sheriff’s offices have worked together to arrest two suspected methamphetamine traffickers.

Summer Coleman of Granite Falls and Tesla Ledford of Hickory were both arrested March 10 and charged with multiple counts of trafficking in methamphetamine. Both were taken to the Caldwell Detention Center under a $150,000 bond.

They were arrested after a vehicle stop. Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office K-9 Pancho alerted to the car, where deputies found about 80 grams of meth and $1,646.

According to North Carolina State Drug Guidelines, the two had about $12,000 worth of meth.

Summer Michelle Coleman, age 36, of 41 West Highland Avenue in Granite Falls and Tesla Amber Ledford, age 20, of 6625 Mountain Grove Road in Hickory were arrested and charged with multiple counts of Trafficking in Methamphetamine. Both were placed in the Caldwell Detention Center under a $150,000 secured bond.

They were taken into custody pursuant to a vehicle stop in which Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office K-9 “Pancho” alerted on the vehicle. A search of the vehicle was conducted and Deputies located approximately 80 grams of methamphetamine in the vehicle. Agents also seized $1646 in cash. The drugs seized during the investigation has a total street value of $12,000 according to North Carolina State Drug Guidelines.

“There is zero tolerance for a drug dealer. If you’re going to distribute methamphetamine in our neighborhoods, then be prepared to face the consequences,” said Caldwell County Sheriff Alan Jones.

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