27-year-old Marcos Joel Correa-Gamboa of Gastonia was arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking heroin by possession, transport, and manufacturing.
According to information released Monday (August 9), The suspect was pulled over in a traffic stop in the 700 block of Highway 27 west of Lincolnton. The traffic stop was conducted at approximately 4:30 p.m. on July 29 by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators and patrol officers.
During the stop, investigators reportedly found six ounces of heroin with an estimated street value of $21,500. Correa-Gamboa was arrested and taken before a Lincoln County magistrate. He was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $210,000 secured bond. Correa-Gamboa is no longer listed as an inmate. A District Court appearance is scheduled for August 12.