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Lenoir Police Department makes drug related arrests

LENOIR, NC (June 19, 2019) — On June 18th, 2019 at 9:36 am the Lenoir Police Department’s Narcotics Unit served a search warrant at 118 Carolina Drive Lenoir, NC.  While conducting the search of the residence investigators found and seized 2.7 grams of methamphetamine, 0.1 grams of heroin, and various articles of drug paraphernalia.  According to North Carolina State guidelines, the seized drugs were valued at $430.00.

Mario Lee Garcia, Alysia Annette Taylor, and Carl Gabriel Coffey Jr. were arrested at the scene.  Mario Garcia was charged with 1 count of Felony Manufacture, Sell, or Deliver Controlled Substance within 1000 feet of a School, 1 count of Felony Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell, or Deliver Methamphetamine, and 1 count of Misdemeanor Possession of Drug Paraphernalia.  Alysia Taylor was charged with 1 count of Felony Possession of Methamphetamine, 1 count of Felony Possession of Heroin, and 1 count of Misdemeanor Possession of Marijuana up to ½ Ounce.  Carl Coffey Jr. was charged with 1 count of Felony Maintaining a Vehicle/ Dwelling for the Purpose of Controlled Substance and 1 count of Felony Possession of Methamphetamine.  All three subjects received a $100,000.00 secured bond and an initial court date of 06/20/2019.

These arrests are the result of a month-long investigation.  More charges may be forthcoming.  Anyone with information relating to this or any other crime is asked to contact Crime Stoppers at 758-8300 or the Lenoir Police Department at 757-2100.

From left to right: Mario Lee Garcia, Alysia Annette Taylor, and Carl Gabriel Coffey Jr.