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Austin Dwayne Black
courtesy of Lincoln Co. Sheriff's Office

Vehicle Stop Leads to Drug Charges; Service of Outstanding Warrants

23-year-old Austin Dwayne Black of Confederate Road in Lincolnton has been arrested on charges of possession of methamphetamine, possession of drug paraphernalia, and possession of marijuana. In addition, he was served with outstanding warrants for felony breaking & entering, larceny after breaking & entering, and possession of stolen goods. He was also served with a warrant for failure to appear.

Black was arrested after a North Carolina Wildlife Officer conducted a traffic stop yesterday (August 25) on the 100 block of Huss Street in Lincolnton. A Lincoln County Deputy assisted. The vehicle was stopped for an expired license plate and movement violations.

The Wildlife Officer told the Deputy that the driver was trying to conceal a backpack beneath his legs in front of the driver’s seat. A check for warrants on the driver, Austin Dwayne Black, revealed outstanding felony warrants out of Lincoln County. Black was removed from the vehicle, handcuffed, and placed in a Lincoln County patrol car. A search of the backpack turned up marijuana, methamphetamine, and drug paraphernalia. A female and a child in the vehicle were picked up by a friend.

Following his arrest, Black was placed in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under an $8,500 secured bond. He’ll appear in District Court on September 15.