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On Friday (June 23), the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit charged five people with additional drug offenses following the completion of several open investigations. The investigations are a continuation into methamphetamine sales in western and southern Lincoln County.   

All five suspects had been arrested in the past six months for unrelated drug offenses. According to detectives four of the individuals are accused of being involved with either selling, delivering, possessing, or conspiring to sell and deliver methamphetamine. A fifth subject is accused of possessing a controlled substance inside a jail facility.  Detectives say that the man hid drugs and a glass pipe in his rectum prior to being arrested for unrelated charges. Detectives seized the contraband after detention officers located the items during a search at the jail.  

27-year-old Joshua Thomas Carpenter was charged with one felony count each of sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, possession with intent to sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance, maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances, and conspire to sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance.
46-year-old Teresa Louise Dellinger was charged with one felony count each of conspire to sell and deliver schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substances.  

36-year-old Megan Elizabeth Campos was charged with one felony count of conspire to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance. 37-year-old Jonita Travis Cornwell was charged with one felony count of possession of methamphetamine and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.  
 
28-year-old Rusty Dewayne Johnson is charged with one felony count of possession of a controlled substance in a prison or jail facility and one misdemeanor count of possession of drug paraphernalia.  Johnson has not yet been served and is wanted for these charges.
                                          
Carpenter, Dellinger, and Campos all list Cedar Grove Church Road, Vale addresses. Cornwell's address is listed as Louise Avenue in Lincolnton and Johnson's address is on Plateau Road in Vale. Carpenter received a $25,000 secured bond, Dellinger's bond was set at $10,000 secured, Campos received a $5,000 secured bond, and Cornwell's bond was set at $25,000 secured. All four suspects were scheduled to appear in District Court today (June 26).

Authorities continue to seek suspects on the Iredell County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List.

52-year-old Phillip Berryman remains on the Most Wanted List. He's wanted for fail to report a new address as a sex offender. Berryman's last known address was 109 Regatta Lane in Mooresville.

32-year-old Joseph Hall Shew also remains on the Iredell County Sheriff's Office Most Wanted List. The charge against Shew is also fail to report a new address as a sex offender. Shew's last known address is 530 Olin Loop in Olin.

Authorities in Iredell County are also seeking 57-year-old William Booker. He's wanted for attempt to obtain property by false pretense and forgery. Booker's last known address was 314 Braden Drive in Charlotte.

You can see the entire list of wanted suspects at the Iredell County Sheriff's Office website, www.iredellsheriff.com. If you have any information on any of the suspects on the list, call the Iredell County Sheriff's Office at their Statesville location, 704-878-3180 or the Mooresville office, 704-664-7500.

35-year-old Jama Mikhail Puma of Yadkin View Drive in Wilkesboro was arrested Saturday (June 24) by Caldwell County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. Puma was confined in the Caldwell County Detention Center under $25,000 secured bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (June 26).

53-year-old Michael Scott Odom of NW Prospect Street in Lenoir was arrested Sunday (June 25) by Lenoir Police Officers. He's charged on a felony fugitive warrant from South Carolina. Following the arrest, Odom was locked up in the Caldwell County Detention Center under no bond. A District Court appearance was scheduled for today (June 26).

33-year-old Andrea Lasha Polk of 12th Avenue SE in Hickory was arrested Saturday (June 24) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. She's charged with felony counts of breaking and entering and larceny after breaking and entering. Polk was jailed in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $5,000 bond. A District Court date was set for today (June 26).

48-year-old Randy Allen McDonald of Boulder Street in Claremont was arrested Saturday (June 24) by Catawba County Sheriff's Officers. He's charged with felony flee to elude arrest with a motor vehicle. McDonald is also charged on a bill of indictment with reckless driving to endanger. He was detained in the Catawba County Detention Facility under $12,000 bond. A Superior Court appearance is scheduled for July 24.

Catawba Co. Sheriff’s Officers raided a mobile home on Morning Drive in Catawba today (June 23) and seized approximately a kilo of cocaine, half a pound of marijuana, two firearms and about $8,000 in cash.  No arrests have been made at this time.  The investigation is ongoing.

27-year-old Joshua Thomas Carpenter was arrested today (June 23) by authorities in Lincoln County. He's charged with two felony counts of sale and delivery of schedule II controlled substance along with single felony counts of possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver schedule II controlled substance and maintaining a vehicle or dwelling for controlled substance. Carpenter was arrested at 9:15 a.m. today and placed in jail in Lincolnton under $27,500 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for Monday (June 26).

36-year-old Megan Elizabeth Campos was arrested today (June 23) by authorities in Lincoln County. She's charged with felony sale and delivery of schedule II controlled substance. Campos was arrested at approximately 8:30 a.m. in Lincolnton. Following the arrest, Campos was placed in jail under $40,000 secured bond. A court appearance is scheduled for Monday (June 26).

Lincolnton Police are again asking for the public’s help in locating 15-year-old Justin Shoemake, who was reported as a runaway on Friday, June 16.

Shoemake was last seen running towards the railroad tracks near the Lincoln Co. Department of Social Services on East Main Street in Lincolnton.  He was wearing a blue & white tee shirt and blue jeans.  He was carrying a bright green backpack.  

Justin Shoemake is a white male with green eyes and blonde hair.  He is five feet tall and weighs approximately 120 pounds.

Anyone with information regarding Shoemake’s whereabouts should contact Lincolnton Police Detective Sergeant Dennis Harris at 704-736-8900.

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