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Larry Dewayne Colvin
Courtesy of Caldwell County Sheriff's Office

More Details Released In Connection To Arrest Of Lenoir Man, Sheriff Says It’s One Of County’s Largest Meth Busts Ever

49-year-old Larry Dewayne Colvin of Winkler Way in Lenoir was arrested Friday (December 16) by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with two felony counts of trafficking in methamphetamine and one felony count of maintaining a dwelling for the sale of controlled substance. WHKY previously reported on Colvin’s arrest Monday (December 19), more details have been released.

On Friday, a month-long investigation ended with the arrest of a Lenoir man and the seizure of over $1,000,000 in narcotics. The investigation involved the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office, N.C. SBI, A.T.F., Watauga County Sheriff’s Office and the Boone Police Department.

On Friday, narcotic search warrants were executed at two separate locations in Caldwell County. Colvin was arrested at his residence after Caldwell County S.W.A.T. executed the first search warrant at an address on Winkler Way Road in Lenoir. Narcotics Agents seized approximately 77 grams of methamphetamine, 280 grams of marijuana, two firearms and more than $37,500 in U.S. currency.

The second search warrant was executed at an address on Mill House Lane in Lenoir. Colvin was allegedly using a building on the property to store meth, marijuana and firearms. Narcotics Agents seized approximately 479 grams of meth, 12,393 grams of marijuana and eight firearms from the building. A third location was searched by Caldwell County Narcotics Agents and N.C. SBI Special Agents in Asheville, N.C. The search resulted in the seizure of 4670 grams of meth.

Items seized during arrest of Larry Dewayne Colvin on December 16, 2022
Courtesy of Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office

In total the investigation seized more than eleven pounds of meth, 27 pounds of marijuana, ten firearms and $37,500 in US currency. The narcotics seized have a total street value of over $1,200,000 according to North Carolina State Drug Guidelines. Sheriff Alan Jones says that it’s one of the largest meth busts in Caldwell County’s history.

Colvin was arrested and placed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $125,000 secured bond. He remained in jail as of earlier today (December 20). His next District Court date is set for January 4.