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Drugs, Guns Seized, Suspects Charged In Meth Trafficking Case
59-year-old Karan Lynn Holmes-Still and 39-year-old Justin Adam Miller, both of the same Willis Road, Vale address, were arrested Thursday (March 9) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects are charged with two felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and single felony counts of maintaining a dwelling to keep or store a controlled substance, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver meth, and possession of a stolen firearm. Holmes-Still is also charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
On Thursday, a narcotics operation was conducted between the Lincoln, Cleveland and Caldwell County Sheriff Offices. The joint operation resulted in a large seizure of narcotics and the arrest of the two suspects. They were arrested after a search warrant was executed at a residence on Willis Road in Vale.
The suspects were taken into custody without incident. Investigators conducted a search of the property and found approximately 1,150 grams or two-and-a-half pounds of meth, ten firearms, and more than $4,000 in U.S. currency. The meth has a street value of $172,500.
Holmes-Still is a convicted felon as a result of a conviction in Catawba County in June, 2019 for felony possession of a firearm by a felon and misdemeanor assault with a deadly weapon. She received probation and a suspended sentence. Holmes-Still has multiple convictions dating back to 2006 in Lincoln, Catawba, and Mecklenburg Counties.
Both suspects were jailed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center, Holmes-Still under a $210,000 secured bond, Miller under a $150,000 secured bond. Neither suspect was listed as an inmate in Lincoln County as of earlier today (March 13). They both have District Court dates March 30.