LINCOLNTON, N.C. – A combined investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office Narcotic’s Unit and Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department has led to a number of drug charges on a Denver man.
On Friday, August 6, 2021, Charlotte Mecklenburg investigators seized 18 ounces of cocaine from Joxvany Pineda Duarte, 25, of Denver. As a result of that investigation, Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office narcotics officers executed a search warrant at Duarte’s Riverwalk Loop residence on the same day. During the search investigators seized four ounces of cocaine and U.S. currency.
Duarte is charged with trafficking in cocaine, possession with intent to sell and deliver cocaine, and maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance in Lincoln County. He faces nine counts of trafficking in cocaine by Charlotte Mecklenburg Police Department. He was placed in the Mecklenburg County Jail under a $675,000 secured bond.
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