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Keith Dwayne Dellinger
courtesy of Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office

Vale Man Arrested on Multiple Felony Meth Charges

45-year-old Keith Dwayne Dellinger of Maw Huffman Road in Vale was arrested by Lincoln County Narcotics investigators on April 9 on five counts each for the sale & delivery of methamphetamine and possession with intent to sell or deliver meth, along with three counts of maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and one count each of felony possession of meth and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dellinger was arrested following an investigation that began last year regarding illegal drug sales from a business known as “Awesome Finds” on the 700 block of N.C. Highway 27 West. The investigation began as the result of citizens’ complaints regarding illegal drug activity going in and out of the business. Narcotics Officers reportedly purchased meth from Dellinger while he was working at the business and after business hours.

When Dellinger was taken into custody, additional controlled substances were reportedly seized from his vehicle. He was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center without bond. An appearance in District Court was set for April 30.