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Lengthy Drug Investigation Leads To Arrests On Felony Charges
L-R: Haley Boyles Gantt and Donald Wayne Burton II
Courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Lengthy Drug Investigation Leads To Arrests On Felony Charges

32-year-old Haley Boyles Gantt of Jake Seagle Road and 51-year-old Donald Wayne Burton II of Sherry Lane, both from Vale, were arrested Tuesday (January 26) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. They’re each charged with felony counts of sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance, possession of controlled substance with intent to manufacture, and possession of schedule II controlled substance.

Narcotics officers began their investigation into possible drug activities occurring at an address on Eaker Road in Cherryville in May of 2020. Investigators conducted several surveillance operations and traffic stops that led to the purchase of methamphetamine from two individuals at the western Lincoln County residence. Using that information officers secured a search warrant for the home.

The search of the home concluded the lengthy investigation and led to the arrest of Haley Boyles Gantt and Donald Wayne Burton II. Both suspects were placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center in Lincolnton. Gantt’s bond was set at $40,000 secured. Burton was being held without bond. Both suspects remained in jail as of earlier today (January 28). They both have Superior Court dates February 2.