Woman wanted on drug charges leads police on chase

Photo: Lincoln County Detention Center 

A woman wanted on outstanding warrants in Lincoln County lead detectives on a nearly 5 mile chase through Lincoln County Friday afternoon.

Detectives say they went to the woman's house on Charleston Trail in Cherryville Friday afternoon to serve the warrants but no one answered the door. When officers were about to leave the area they noticed a truck speed away. When detectives attempted to stop the truck it began to evade officers. Finally, the chase ended near East Stagecoach Trail in Lawndale, NC.

The driver of the truck, Haley Boyles Gantt, 29, who is on supervised probation for drug charges, was arrested and charged with various other drug charges after detectives found methamphetamine, opioids, marijuana, cash, and drug paraphernalia in the truck.

She was taken to the Lincoln County Detention Center where a magistrate denied her bond.