39-year-old Damon Latario Huntley of McIntosh Road in Stanley was arrested by Lincoln County Sheriff's Officers Thursday (January 11). He's charged with one felony count each of trafficking opium or heroin by possession and felony possession of cocaine. He was also charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of schedule VI controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Huntley's arrest came after detectives, with assistance from Charlie District patrol deputies, conducted a search at a residence near the 6500 block of McIntosh Road in Stanley. During the search, detectives seized a trafficking amount of opioid based pills (hydrocodone), powder and crack cocaine, marijuana, a handgun, over $700 in cash, and drug paraphernalia. The search came as a result of an ongoing investigation into the possession, distribution, and sale of various drugs from the residence.
Huntley was jailed under a $65,000 secured bond. No court date was listed. The investigation is ongoing and more charges and arrests may be forthcoming. Anyone with information concerning illegal drug activity is urged to call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Drug Tip Line at 704-736-8606 or Lincolnton-Lincoln County Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909. All tips are investigated and callers can remain anonymous.