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L-R: John Egil Johnsen, Jr. and Renee Margaret Dubois
Courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Man And Woman Charged Following Drug Investigation

39-year-old John Egil Johnsen, Jr. and 40-year-old Renee Margaret Dubois, both of the same Stonecroft Drive, Lincolnton, address, were arrested Tuesday (October 4) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. Johnsen is charged with two felony counts apiece of sell or deliver schedule I and II controlled substance and maintain a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance and one felony count of trafficking in opium or heroin. Dubois is charged with two felony counts of maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance.

Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics investigators and a SWAT team executed a search warrant Tuesday at a residence in the 1500 block of Stonecroft Drive in Lincolnton. One suspect was taken into custody at the home and a second suspect was arrested during a traffic stop near the residence.

Narcotics officers say during the investigation they received numerous complaints from citizens. Officers identified Johnsen and Dubois as the individuals involved in the illegal drug activity. Investigators reportedly made purchases of methamphetamine and heroin from the residence during the investigation.

Johnsen was arrested at the residence and Dubois was taken into custody during the traffic stop. Johnsen was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $60,000 secured bond, Dubois was jailed in the same facility under $18,000 secured bond. Johnsen remained in jail as of earlier today (October 7), Dubois is not listed as an inmate in Lincoln County. They’re both scheduled to appear in District Court October 25.