Three arrested after house searched
After a months-long investigation, officers with the Lenoir Police Department and the Caldwell County Sheriff's Office arrested three Lenoir residents when the house of two of the suspects was raided Monday morning.
After hearing of complaints of drug sales, Lenoir police's narcotics unit launched an investigation that culminated in the search of a house at 304 Hillside St. While inside, officers found 0.2 grams of crack cocaine, eight dosage units of hydrocodone and five grams of marijuana. Also taken from the house was $372 in cash.
Arrested were Kim Antwon Walton, 43, and Gerard Andre Caldwell, 37, both of the residence, and Melissa Hope Watson, 26, of Old Morganton Road. Walton was charged with felony possession with intent to make, sell or deliver cocaine; felony maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance; felony manufacture of cocaine; possession of marijuana; possession of drug paraphernalia and possession of a Schedule II controlled substance.
Caldwell was charged with felony possession with intent to make, sell or distribute cocaine, felony maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and felony manufacture of cocaine. Watson was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia and failure to appear for a court hearing in Burke County. Watson and Caldwell were jailed under $75,000 secured bonds each, while Watson was given a $3,000 secured bond.