LINCOLNTON, N.C. — Deputies say a woman was arrested on Wednesday following a lengthy investigation into the sale of illegal drugs from a home in Lincolnton, N.C.

Detectives say after thorough investigation, they were able to gather enough evidence to secure a search warrant for a home on North Cedar Street.

On October 13th around 8 a.m., the Lincolnton County Sheriff’s Office SWAT team and narcotics officers searched the home and seized the following items:

  • 33 grams of methamphetamine.
  • Approximately two grams of Psilocybin mushrooms.
  • Approximately three grams of heroin.
  • Two dosage units of LSD.
  • 101 grams of marijuana.
  • Assorted amount of pills (Hydrocodone, Percocet, and Xanax).

A short time later, officers arrested 35-year-old Erica Caraluzzo at another residence in Lincolnton, N.C. for her involvement in selling the illegal drugs they found.


Erica Caraluzzo

Police say Caraluzzo was charged with two counts of trafficking methamphetamine, possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine, possession with the intent to sell and deliver Percocet, possession with the intent to sell and deliver Hydrocodone, possession with the intent to sell and deliver Clonazepam, possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana, possession with intent to sell and deliver LSD, possession of Heroin, felony maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Officers then took Caraluzzo before the Lincoln County magistrate, where she was ordered to be held in the Harven A. Crouse Detention Center under a $190,000 secured bond.

Police say some neighbors, who witnessed the execution of the search warrant, applauded officers as they left the scene of the drug house.

Police say anyone who suspects drug activity in their neighborhood to call the LSCO Drug Tip line at 704-736-8606 or the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office at 704-732-9050.


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