38-year-old Jeremy William Smith of West Boyd Street in Maiden has pleaded guilty to felony counts of trafficking heroin by possession and trafficking heroin by transport. Smith was sentenced in Lincoln County Superior Court to 225 to 285 months in the North Carolina Department of Corrections.
The conviction was the result of a joint investigation by the Lincolnton Police Department, the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department.
The investigation led to a significant seizure of heroin and several other arrests in North Carolina and Ohio. On March 18, 2013, Smith was stopped by the Lincolnton Police Department and found to be in possession of 52 grams of heroin. The street value of the drugs seized was $1,600. Locally, the investigation was handled by Officer Jimmy Barlowe, Officer Tony Potts, Det. Dwayne McAllister and Sgt. Jason Munday of the Lincolnton Police Department. Assistant District Attorney Lydia Hoza prosecuted the case.
Smith has prior convictions for felony breaking & entering, felony larceny, obtaining property by false pretense, identity theft, resisting a public officer, escape from a local jail and possession of stolen goods.