More than $6M in cocaine seized in largest bust in Lincoln County history

Deputies seize more than $6M in cocaine in largest bust in Lincoln County history

LINCOLNTON, N.C. — A North Carolina man has been arrested after a traffic stop led to the seizure of the largest amount of cocaine ever seized in Lincoln County.

Deputies said they pulled over a car on Gastonia Highway on Wednesday night for suspicious activity and traffic violations.

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After speaking to the driver, they used a drug dog to sniff the car. The animal alerted officers there may be drugs in the vehicle.

Deputies said they found 117 pounds of cocaine after searching the car, which is estimated to be worth $6.4 million. Officials said it was the largest drug bust ever in Lincoln County.

Deputies said 48-year-old Jason Evan Williams from Goldsboro was charged with felony trafficking in cocaine by possession, by transport, and maintaining a dwelling or vehicle for a controlled substance.

Williams is being held at the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $2 million secured bond.

(Jason Williams)

Officials said the investigation will be continuing with the Catawba County Sheriff's Office, Huntersville Police Department, Cornelius Police Department, and Pineville Police Department.

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