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Suspect Arrested On String Of Drug Charges Following Month-Long Investigation
Stanley Kinston Edwards
Courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff's Office

Suspect Arrested On String Of Drug Charges Following Month-Long Investigation

35-year-old Stanley Kinston Edwards of West Highview Lane in Lincolnton was arrested Wednesday (May 18) by Lincoln County Sheriff’s Officers. He’s charged with felony counts of trafficking fentanyl by possession and transport, possession with intent to sell & deliver schedule I controlled substance, possession of cocaine, possession with intent to sell & deliver marijuana, and maintain a vehicle for controlled substance. Edwards is also charged with misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

Following complaints from citizens, Narcotics Officers conducted a month long investigation that included hours of surveillance resulting in the arrest of Edwards. At approximately 3:30 p.m. Wednesday, officers observed what they believed was a drug transaction taking place in the parking lot of a grocery store in the 700 block of West Highway NC 27.

Items seized during Lincoln County arrest of Stanley Kinston Edwards on May 18, 2022
Courtesy of Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office

Investigators apprehended the suspect and seized 15 grams of fentanyl, three-and-a-half grams of crack cocaine, 25 grams of marijuana and $3,229 in cash. Edwards was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $100,000 secured bond. He was scheduled to appear in District Court today and June 9