Elon Police Target Drug Dealers in Latest String of Arrests
This investigation started the same way as the huge bust last May. First there is a routine traffic stop leading to an arrest. Then there is a negotiation ending in the handing over of information about the drug dealer.
In this case, Elon Police made a traffic stop that lead to the arrest of a person on drug charges.
“He agreed to provide information to do another drug buy,” Chief LaVell Lovette said.
And that informant gave up Thomas Hodges-Copple and Spencer Martel. Police got a search warrant to move in on the Oaks Apartment they live in.
Those officers ended the day with the arrest of Jordan McMahan. They seized his car and towed it out of the Harper Center lot.
Chief Lovette says this case has already caused the arrest of a major drug supplier in Burlington and could lead to more arrests.
There has been no backlash from this case so far, but chief Lovette says the case last year was marred by misinformation. She also defends her officers’ right to protect themselves.
“We did find a couple of weapons, so just because they’re students doesn’t mean they don’t have the ability or capability of being violent,” Lovette said when referring to last year’s drug bust.
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