Three people have been arrested after an undercover narcotics operation.
Frances Marie Tackett, 47; Gary Allen Bost, 66; and David Eugene Marlowe, 43, all of Sagebrush Lane, were charged in the case, said Iredell Sheriff Darren Campbell.
Tackett and Bost were charged with felony trafficking in opium/heroin and with maintaining a dwelling/vehicle/place to sell controlled substances. Marlowe was charged with maintaining a dwelling/vehicle/place to sell controlled substances and possession of drug paraphernalia.
Tackett and Bost each received a $75,000 bond from a magistrate, while Marlowe’s bond was set at $5,000.
Campbell said the three were charged after the narcotics unit, the criminal investigations division and patrol division served a search warrant Friday.
Campbell gave the following account in a news release:
Narcotics investigators received information from community members concerning suspicious activities taking place. Investigators conducted surveillance and identified Tackett, Bost and Marlowe as the people living at the home on Sagebrush Lane.
Investigators bought controlled substances, specifically heroin, from people at the home. Narcotics investigators learned from the criminal investigations division about the possibility of stolen property at the home.
After the search warrant was served, narcotics investigators found 5 grams of heroin and arrested the three.
Tackett’s criminal history includes DWI and misdemeanor larceny and drug paraphernalia charges.
Bost’s history includes charges of indecent liberties with a child and misdemeanor counts of resisting a public officer, assault by pointing a gun, breaking and entering, and communicating threats.
Marlowe’s criminal history includes DWI and several misdemeanor charges such as possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of marijuana, assault on a female, Medicaid fraud, food stamp fraud and larceny, as well as a felony count of trafficking in opium or heroin.