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Three arrested on drug, contraband charges

Three Lincoln County residents have been arrested on drug and contraband charges, according to authorities.

James Wooley, 24, Robert Wooley, 49, and Emily Copeland, 25, all of 3179 Pleasant Grove Road, were arrested by Lincoln County Narcotics officers recently, Sheriff Steve Rushing said.

“We received a complaint in the area,” he said. “Investigators were following up on it.”

Lincoln County narcotics officers had information about the three residents’ drug habits for approximately a month, Rushing said. 

He said after it was confirmed by the officers that drugs were being purchased from the three residents at the house on Pleasant Grove Road, a search warrant was issued, leading to their arrest.

“They found a pound and a half of marijuana in the house,” he said.

Copeland was arrested for the possession of marijuana with intent to distribute. James Wooley was arrested for the possession of a controlled substance. Robert Wooley was arrested for the possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, the sale of a controlled substance and contempt of court.

Rushing said the narcotics officers are still investigating leads connected to the arrests.