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Posted on: March 22, 2023

[ARCHIVED] Gaston County Police Makes Fentanyl Seizure and Drug Trafficking Arrest

Elazja Gingles

On Thursday, March 2nd, 2023, the Gaston County Police Department Special Investigations Unit, with assistance from the Gaston County Emergency Response Team, arrested Elazja Gingles of Gastonia, on several outstanding drug warrants.  During the course of the investigation, an additional 3,000 Fentanyl pills were seized, which have a street value of approximately $90,000.

Gingles was charged with thirteen counts related to trafficking Fentanyl in Gaston County, two counts of maintaining a vehicle for selling controlled substances, and was also served with an outstanding parole warrant. Gingles is currently being held at the Gaston County Jail on a $1 million dollar bond. 

There is no further information to be released at this time. 

3000 Seized Fentanyl Pills

3000 Seized Fentanyl Pills

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