A 28-year-old Healdton man was arrested Tuesday night in a “buy/bust” undercover narcotics operation that targeted the sale of methamphetamine.
Carter County Sheriff Milton Anthony said Kalen Lanley was taken into custody without incident about 8:45 p.m. at a storage unit facility, located near the intersection of Golf Course Road and state Highway 76. At the time of his arrest Langley was in possession of a blue plastic bag containing an estimated 2 grams of methamphetamine. The sheriff said Langley made admissions concerning his role in the illicit drug distribution plot. He was booked into the Carter County Detention Center pending the filing of formal charges.
Langley’s arrest was the result of an undercover investigation which began earlier and centered on the purchase of methamphetamine. While no one else was arrested at the scene, Anthony said the case remains active and under investigation.
“Like many of our drug cases this began as the result of a tip. We will continue to investigate the events and circumstances that led to this arrest and it is possible more arrests will follow. Again, I encourage anyone who believes they have information concerning the illegal sale of drugs to contact our office,” Anthony said,
Wednesday the district attorney’s office filed a formal charge of possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute against Langley. He made an initial appearance in district court a short time later. Bond on the charge is set at $40,000. A preliminary conference to determine if Langley will exercise his right to a preliminary hearing is set for Feb. 24.
CCDC records indicated late Wednesday Langley remained jailed pending the posting of bond.
The sheriff’s department can be contacted by calling (580) 223-6014.