North Carolina

Undercover operation leads to arrests

Two people are facing drug charges after police conducted an undercover drug sting.

David Frank Lynch Jr. and Zachary Lee Simpson are both behind bars on several drug-related charges.

Watauga County Sheriff's and Boone police officers conducted an undercover operation in which they purchased marijuana.

Following the undercover operation, a search warrant was executed.

Detectives seized 593 grams of marijuana.

The marijuana had an estimated street value of $4,000 - $6,000. 

Both men are being held at the Watauga County Detention Center on a $10,000 bond.


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