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The N.C. Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting next week regarding a proposed project to build a roundabout at the intersection of Cornelius Road, Liva Lane and Perth Road in Troutman.

The purpose of the project is to provide smoother, quicker and safer traffic flow. Driving through roundabouts at slower speeds reduces the frequency and severity of accidents. Travel time is also reduced due to smoother traffic flow, rather than stop-and-go conditions at signalized intersections.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, March 21 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Troutman Town Hall, located at 400 North Eastway Drive. Interested citizens may attend the meeting at any time as no formal presentation will be made.

For additional information about the proposed project, contact Bryan Sowell, NCDOT Division 12 Project Manager at P.O. Box 47, Shelby, N.C. 28151-0047, by phone at(704) 480-9047 or via email at bksowell@ncdot.gov.

A federal jury sitting in Statesville convicted 34-year-old Carlos Antonio Flores of Statesville of conspiracy to distribute and to possess with intent to distribute methamphetamine and possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, following a three-day trial.

According to filed court documents and evidence presented at trial, Flores was involved in a drug trafficking conspiracy that operated mainly in Iredell, Alexander, Caldwell, Catawba, and Ashe Counties. Trial evidence established that from at least as early as April 2015 through October 30, 2015, Flores and his co-conspirators distributed more than 15 kilograms of methamphetamine, which has a street value of more than $1,500,000. According to trial evidence, law enforcement arrested Flores on October 30, 2015, when he and several coconspirators were caught distributing more than a kilogram of 96% pure crystal “ice” methamphetamine concealed in a cat litter box.

Flores has been in federal custody October 2015. At sentencing, Flores faces a statutory mandatory minimum sentence of ten years in prison and a maximum term of life in prison, and a fine of up to $10,000,000. The case was investigated by HSI in Charlotte, the Iredell County Sheriff’s Office, the North Carolina State Bureau of Investigation, the Alexander County Sheriff’s Office, and the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.

Monday, 13 March 2017 06:11

Caldwell County Man Indicted On Drug Charge

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27-year-old Ethan Gilbert Fleenor of Plaza Street NW in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (March 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged on a bill of indictment with felony possession of methamphetamine. Fleenor was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $15,000 secured bond. No court date was listed.

Monday, 13 March 2017 06:05

Lenoir Woman Charged With Meth Possession

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44-year-old Ashlyn Culp Rebecca Lambert of Collettsville Road in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (March 12) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with possession of methamphetamine. Lambert was detained in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $10,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, March 13).

37-year-old Kristen Nicole Reitzel of 17th Street NE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (March 11) by Hudson Police Officers. She's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine and maintaining a vehicle, dwelling or place to keep controlled substance. Reitzel was jailed in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, March 13).

42-year-old Jerrie Whaley Pugh was arrested this morning (Monday, March 13) by authorities in Burke County. She's charged with felony non forced breaking and entering. Pugh was placed in jail in Morganton under $20,000 secured bond. A court date is set for April 17.

28-year-old Kendra Leigh McQuinn of Cross Street in Granite Falls was arrested Friday (March 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. McQuinn was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, March 13).

29-year-old Russell Bruce Franklin of Helton Road in Granite Falls was arrested Friday (March 10) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession of a controlled substance in prison or jail, and possession of methamphetamine. Franklin is also charged with simple possession of schedule IV controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia, and two counts of probation violation.

Franklin was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $82,500 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, March 13).

27-year-old Zong Shia Yang of Highway 16 North in Conover was arrested Sunday (March 12) by Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. Yang is charged with possession of a stolen automobile. He was incarcerated in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, March 13).

34-year-old Joshua Joseph Ford of Deal Road in Claremont was arrested Saturday (March 11) by Troopers with the North Carolina State Highway Patrol. He's charged with possession of methamphetamine. Ford was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $3,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance was scheduled for today (Monday, March 13).

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