A drug operation involving the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office and police departments in Lenoir and Newton has led to the arrests of four people on drug charges and the seizure of more than 200 grams of meth.

On Wednesday, officers arrested 42-year-old Zebulon James Spurlock and 31-year-old Kimberly Sue Mengersen during a vehicle stop in Lenoir, according to a release from the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office.

They were each charged with felony counts of trafficking meth by possession and trafficking meth by transportation, according to the release. Officers seized 114 grams of crystal meth.

Spurlock and Menger-sen were each issued $35,000 secured bonds.

On Thursday, 49-year-old Jennifer Rose Colvin and 47-year-old Joey Dean Watson were arrested in Burke County and charged with felony counts of trafficking meth by possession and maintaining a dwelling for controlled substance.

The two were each issued $500,000 secured bonds. Officers seized 142 grams of meth, as well as firearms, a scale, baggies and other drug paraphernalia.

Officers determined Colvin and Watson were suppliers for Spurlock and Mengersen, according to the release.

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