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LPD responds to overdose call, saves a life and then makes three drug related arrests

LENOIR, NC (November 4, 2019) — On November 4th, 2019 at 3:15 pm officers of the Lenoir Police Department responded to 508 Spruce St. Lenoir, NC for a call of an overdose.  When the responding officers arrived at the scene, they located Crystal Mooney in the basement.  Crystal was unresponsive, gray in color, not breathing, and officers could not find a pulse.  Due to Crystal suffering from an apparent drug overdose the officers gave her one dose of Narcan Nasal Spray.  Shortly thereafter she started to improve.  Officers were able to locate a pulse and she started breathing again.  Crystal was then transported by EMS to Caldwell UNC Healthcare.  Crystal was later discharged from the hospital.

As a result of this incident a search warrant was obtained for the residence at 508 Spruce St. Lenoir NC. While officers were searching the house, they found 1,070 grams of a cocaine, heroin, and fentanyl mixture.

Officers also found a Colt M-4 rifle, an Interarms .45 caliber pistol, and $2,275.00 in cash.   According to North Carolina State guidelines, the seized drugs were valued at $642,000.00.

Lance Mooney was arrested for one count of Felony Trafficking in Cocaine, one count of Felony Trafficking in Opium/Heroin, and one count of Felony Maintaining a Vehicle/Dwelling for the Purpose of Controlled Substance.  He received a $1,000,000.00 secured bond and an initial court date of 11/06/2019.

Crystal Mooney was arrested after she was released from the hospital for one count of Felony Trafficking in Cocaine and one count of Felony Trafficking in Opium/Heroin.  Crystal received a $1,000,000.00 secured bond and an initial court date of 11/06/2016.

William Mooney was arrested for one count of Misdemeanor Resist, Delay, or Obstructing a Public Officer when he attempted to come into the crime scene.  Furthermore, William was charged with one count of Misdemeanor Assault on a Government Official when he kicked one of the officers during the arrest.  William received a $3,000.00 secured bond and a court date of 11/20/2019.

From left to right: Lance Mooney, Crystal Mooney and William Mooney