Two men charged in Hamptonville drug case


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Carta


Leonard


HAMPTONVILLE — On March 7, the Yadkin County Sheriff’s Office and the Yadkinville Police Department arrested Douglas Andrew Carta, 47, during a narcotics investigation on Rocky Branch Road in Hamptonville.

Carta was charged with five felony counts of selling a schedule II controlled substance (Opana and Oxycodone), five felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, five felony counts of maintaining a dwelling for the sale of controlled substances, and two felony counts of conspiracy to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance.

On March 8, a search warrant was executed at Carta’s residence in Hamptonville where additional narcotics were located. At that time, Kevin Lewis Leonard, 50, who was a resident, was arrested. Leonard was charged with five felony counts of sell and delivery of a schedule II controlled substance (Opana, Oxycodone, Oxycontin and methamphetamine), five felony counts of possession with intent to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance, and two felony counts of conspiracy to sell and deliver a schedule II controlled substance. Leonard was out on bond for similar charges prior to his arrest.

Carta’s and Leonard’s arrests are part of a nine-month investigation into the distribution of narcotics in the Hamptonville area. The sheriff’s office seized a total of 61 dosage units of Oxycodone, six dosage units of Oxycontin, 28 dosage units of Tramadol, 16 dosage units of Amphetamine Salts, 1 gram of methamphetamine, 3 grams of marijuana, and 65 dosage units of Oxymorphone/Opana.

Carta was taken to the Yadkin County Jail where he is being held under a $250,000 secured bond. Leonard also was taken to the Yadkin County Jail where he is being held under a $100,000 secured bond. Carta and Leonard were scheduled to appear in court for the above charges on March 9. Additional charges will follow in this investigation.

Carta
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Leonard
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