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The Daily Ardmoreite
  • 2 jailed in meth bust; AK-47 seized

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  • A joint investigation by the Carter County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Division and the Lone Grove Police Department resulted in the arrest of two people on drug charges.
    Justin Wilson, 27, and Nycole Gust, 24, were taken into custody Tuesday morning in rural Ardmore, and were charged with multiple felony counts Wednesday.
    Both Wilson and Gust were charged with trafficking in illegal drugs, possession of a firearm during commission of a felony and unlawful use of a police radio. Wilson was also charged with felony unlawful control of a dangerous substance, while Gust was charged with misdemeanor unlawful possession of a controlled dangerous substance.
    Wilson's bond was set at $100,000, and Gust's bond was set at $80,000.
    Capt. Gregg Johnson said the execution of a search warrant by both the narcotics division and the Lone Grove police came on the heels of a two-month investigation. The investigation originated from information developed regarding the sale methamphetamine at the residence.
    Contact was made with both Wilson and Gust during the execution of the warrant. A search of the residence resulted in the discovery of a "substantial" amount of methamphetamine, as well as marijuana, an AK-47, stolen handgun and counterfeit $20 bills. Surveillance equipment was also discovered.
    "It's the culmination of several months of hard work," Johnson said. "It is satisfying to be able to take a drug dealer off the street and keep the community safe. We also want to thank the Lone Grove Police Department for their efforts in the investigation and serving the search warrant."

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