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Local Residents Among Dozen Indicted On Drug Charges
L-R: Jamey Danyel Lineberger and Garry Lee Forney, Jr.
Courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Local Residents Among Dozen Indicted On Drug Charges

Residents of Catawba, Hickory, and Morganton are among 12 individuals indicted by the Lincoln County Grand Jury on 78 drug charges in their May, 2022 session. The charges stem from undercover operations that began as far back as the last quarter of 2020.

During the operation, the Lincoln County Sheriff’s office Narcotics Unit targeted street level dealers. The individuals indicted by the Grand Jury were attempting to distribute large quantities of crack cocaine, cocaine and methamphetamine. The narcotics investigators used a variety of investigative tools including undercover purchases of narcotics.

As of earlier today, two of the suspects had been arrested. 44-year-old Jamey Danyel Lineberger of Catawba was arrested on two counts apiece of sale and delivery of crack cocaine and possession with intent to sell and deliver crack cocaine. Garry Lee Forney, Jr. of Lincolnton was arrested on three counts apiece of felony possession with intent to sell and deliver crack cocaine and sale and delivery of crack cocaine.

The Grand Jury also handed down indictments against the following individuals: 70-year-old Elbert James Walton of Hickory, 61-year-old Michael Gregory Poteat of Morganton, 33-year-old Dametrious Justin Jamal Reeves, 33-year-old Justin Devone Farley, 29-year-old Andrian Kion Mack, 54-year-old Terry Allen Tucker, 49-year-old Donna Anderson, 37-year-old Doneal Jeffery Gillespie, and 44-year-old Brandi K. Robinson, all of Lincolnton, and 37-year-old John William Dawkins of Gastonia.

All of the suspects with the exception of Michael Gregory Poteat, are charged with various counts of possession with the intent to sell and deliver crack cocaine and sell and deliver crack cocaine. Poteat is charged with trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and deliver meth and sale and delivery of meth.