29-year-old Julie Elizabeth Mckinney of Maw Huffman Road in Hickory was arrested Monday (November 27)…
44-year-old Ronald Wayne Boyles of Lincolnton has been arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Narcotics Officers on 12 counts of trafficking fentanyl, six counts of trafficking methamphetamine, three counts of possession with intent to sell & deliver fentanyl, one count of possession with intent to sell & deliver methamphetamine, and three counts of possession of a firearm by a felon.
Events leading to Boyles’ arrest began in June of this year when Officers with the Sheriff’s Narcotics Unit began an investigation into the alleged sale of illegal narcotics. Investigators suspected Boyles was selling large amounts of meth and fentanyl from his residence and other areas in the county.
During the investigation, Officers purchased large amounts of meth, fentanyl, and firearms from Boyles at his residence and elsewhere. Boyles is a convicted felon and cannot legally possess a firearm. Officers seized 300 grams of meth, 100 grams of fentanyl, and ten firearms.
Warrants for Boyles’ arrest were issued on November 1. Narcotics Investigators saw the suspect leaving his residence on November 3. They conducted a traffic stop and took Boyles into custody. He was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $1-million secured bond. Boyles will next appear in Lincoln County District Court on November 22. He also had a Superior Court date scheduled yesterday (November 6) and another one today on previous charges for meth, heroin, and a probation violation.