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2 arrested after 100 pounds of weed, cocaine, mushrooms, assault rifles seized in Catawba County

At 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, Maiden Police officers served a search warrant on a home on East Holly Street in Maiden.
Published: Oct. 19, 2021 at 3:48 PM EDT|Updated: Oct. 19, 2021 at 6:30 PM EDT
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CATAWBA COUNTY, N.C. (WBTV) - Police have arrested two people after 100 pounds of marijuana was seized along with cocaine, mushrooms, assault weapons and other items in Catawba County.

At 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 18, Maiden Police officers served a search warrant on a home on East Holly Street in Maiden. Officials say the search warrant service and arrests were the results of an ongoing investigation by Maiden Police as well as tips and complaints from community residents.

Maiden Police officers seized 101 pounds of packaged marijuana, five pounds of marijuana edibles, 15 ounces of psilocybin mushrooms, 15 grams of cocaine, two assault rifles, one pistol, and about $9,000 in cash.

Police arrested and charged 22-year-old Christian Chase Parker and 21-year-old Alexis Susan Lineberger with felony trafficking marijuana.

Both Parker and Lineberger were held at the Catawba County Detention Center, Parker under a $45,000 secured bond and Lineberger a $7,000 secured bond.

Police arrested and charged 22-year-old Christian Chase Parker and 21-year-old Alexis Susan...
Police arrested and charged 22-year-old Christian Chase Parker and 21-year-old Alexis Susan Lineberger with felony trafficking marijuana.(Maiden Police Department)

Maiden Police Officers were assisted by the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office in the service of the warrant. Maiden Police are continuing this investigation with additional charges anticipated.

Investigators believe the drugs came into Catawba County by mail but do not know the origin.

Just as important, say authorities, is they don’t know where the destination point was supposed to be.

“This was not for personal use,” said Chief Richard Blevins, and he says investigators will be looking into all aspects of it.

School Resource Officer David Lee was especially concerned about the marijuana edibles.

Those could have wound up in the hands of children, he says.

“They are very popular among some high school students,” he said.

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