JEFFERSON-Separate investigations by the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office has resulted in the arrests of two local women on an array of drug charges.
The warrants did not state that the arrests were related.
In one investigation, a Creston woman is facing methamphetamine related charges following an investigation by the Ashe County Sheriff’s Office.
According to arrest warrants, deputies charged Marcie Jo Lipford, 38, of 477 Graybeal Hollow Road, with delivering 2.5 grams of methamphetamine. Officers said the person Lipford allegedly sold the drugs to will be revealed at a later time. Lipford was arrested on July 21.
Methamphetamine wasn’t the only illegal substance found on Lipford, said deputies. The warrants also stated she possessed more than one-and-a-half ounces of marijuana. Additionally, Lipford is also facing charges of trafficking in opium/heroin.
Her warrants indicate possessed more than four, but less than 14, grams of opiates. Deputies said she sold and delivered 20 Diazepam pills and an unnumbered amount of Xanax.
Lipford was issued a $250,000 and remains in the Ashe County Jail. She is scheduled to appear in court on July 28.
In a separate drug probe, deputies charged Sharrie Lynn Moore, 38, of 175 Edwin Blevins Road in Lansing, on July 22 for the sell/deliver of a Schedule III controlled substance. According to the warrants, Moore delivered eight Suboxone pills to an unidentified person.
Suboxone is typically used to treat pain as well as addiction to prescription pain relievers. There is also a high risk with this drug for addiction and dependence. It can cause respiratory distress and even death when taken in combination with other substances.
She was issued a $75,000 bond and was released the same day. She is scheduled to appear in court on July 28.
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