2 charged in opium trafficking bust

2 charged in opium trafficking bust

Credit: Gastonia Police Department.

Charles Reep & Lisa Melton.

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by ELIZABETH THOMAS / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on January 11, 2013 at 3:42 PM

GASTONIA, N.C. -- Two people were arrested Thursday, after police say they were caught trafficking opiates.

Just before 7 on Thursday night, Gaston Police responded to a drug complaint in the 200 block of South Chester Street.

Upon their arrival, police report that Lisa Melton and Charles Reep were delivering illegal pills to another person.

Police seized 40 oxycodone pills, 113 additional narcotic pills and $87 in cash, officials say.

Both Melton and Reep were arrested and charged with drug narcotic violations.

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