49-year-old William Reginald Portee of Power Line Road in Lincolnton faces charges from the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office. He was to be charged with multiple drug offenses in Lincoln County and has already been charged on 11 warrants from Gaston County.
A lengthy narcotics investigation concluded with the execution of a search warrant at the suspect’s residence Wednesday (February 3). The investigation at the residence on Power Line Road in Lincolnton began in November of 2020 and concluded with the execution of the search warrant.
During the investigation narcotics officers reportedly seized 19 grams of methamphetamine, two firearms, a large sum of cash and drug paraphernalia. The investigation was made difficult because the residence is located on a dead end road which hindered investigators from conducting surveillance and other investigative techniques. During the lengthy investigation narcotics investigators were able to put together enough evidence to secure a search warrant.
In addition to the Lincoln County drug charges, Portee is charged with multiple felony drug counts in Gaston County including possession and sale of schedule II controlled substance. He was being held in the Gaston County Jail under a $100,290 secured bond. A District Court date is scheduled for Friday (February 5) in Gaston County.