Fourteen arrests left in county drug operation
Deputies have arrested 52 people who had been indicted, as well as three additional drug offenders, since the operation began Oct. 24.
Deputies are still searching for the following people: William Thomas Black, 56, of Charlotte; Lester Bynum Jr., 59 of Iron Station; Charles David Conley, 55, of Lincolnton; Christopher Lance Craig, 29, of Claremont; Kerston Deshawn Edwards, 23 of Lincolnton; Bradley Lee Farmer, 27, of Gastonia; Crystal Michelle Fisher, 26, of Lincolnton; Brittany C. Orgeron, 21, of Lincolnton; Ferlin Todd Pridmore, 40, of Lincolnton; John Russell Sanders, 36, of Gastonia; Gregory Allen Smith, 52, of Lincolnton; Kirk DeLa Torre, 34, of Iron Station; Cynthia Diane Payne, 46, of Concord; and Jamie Dean Abernethy, 49, of Stanley.
Anyone who has information about where any of these people might be should call the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-8909, the Drug Tip Line at 704-736-8606 or Crime Stoppers at 704-736-8909. Tipsters can remain anonymous and receive up to $1,000 if a Crime Stoppers tip leads to an arrest.