Two more arrested in Rockwell drug trafficking sting

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ROCKWELL, N.C. — Two additional arrests have been made after numerous complaints about drug sales in Rockwell.

Grady Edward Austin, Jr., 57, was initially arrested on June 10 and charged with conspiracy to traffick 28 grams or more of heroin, trafficking 28 grams or more of heroin by transportation and possession of a stolen firearm.

On June 15, the sheriff’s office charged Tracie Farrington Moss, 48, with felony possession of methamphetamine, a misdemeanor possession of marijuana and a misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia.

These charges are a result of items found in her pocketbook during the June 9 search.

Joshua Wayne Eldreth, 28, is charged with conspiracy to traffick 28 grams or more of heroin and trafficking 28 grams or more of heroin by transportation.

Evidence from the investigation showed that he drove Austin to the Charlotte area to produce heroin from Mexican suppliers for distribution.

Austin is at the Rowan County Detention Center under a $2,000,000 bond. Moss and Eldreth are at the same location. Moss is under a $25,000 bond and Eldreth is under a $60,000 bond.