Lenoir man charged with meth trafficking

Package from post office leads to investigation
May. 20, 2014 @ 08:17 AM

A Cajah's Mountain man is accused of having a package of methamphetamine sent to him through the mail, and more arrests are expected, police said.

An investigation into Larry Curtis Hooks, 36, of Walker Circle was launched six months ago after a package mailed to him was intercepted at the U.S. Post Office in Lenoir and was found to contain meth, Capt. Brent Phelps of the Lenoir Police Department said. Phelps would not say how much meth was in the package or where the package originated. Police would not release how the package was intercepted.

Detectives were close to arresting Hooks early last week, but on May 13 he was charged with assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury after a fight at the Mulberry Recreation Center with Troy Dillard of West Lenoir Drive. Two days later, warrants were issued for the meth charges, and on Friday Hooks turned himself in and was charged with trafficking in methamphetamine. His bond was set at $100,000 secured. He posted bond and was released.

More arrests are expected as a result of the investigation, Phelps said.