GLOUCESTER — Three people were arrested on drug charges Tuesday morning when Carteret County Sheriff's deputies responded to a complaint for loud music at a residence on Sand Dollar Road in Gloucester.

According to a release from the Sheriff's Office, when deputies arrived at the residence Tuesday, they observed a pickup truck parked in the backyard with three people sitting in the cab of the truck listening to music. Deputies approached the vehicle to make contact with the occupants and requested them to turn their music volume down. One of the occupants stepped out of the vehicle to speak with the deputy and requested to make a phone call.

With safety in mind, the deputy retrieved the suspect’s mobile phone from the driver’s side door pocket of the vehicle and observed several plastic baggies inside the vehicle that contained methamphetamine. Deputies initiated a complete search of the vehicle, and the occupants, which resulted in the seizure of methamphetamine, cocaine, marijuana, and drug paraphernalia.

Following the search of the vehicle, Lance Mason, 45, of Gloucester, David Corey Lupfer, Jr., 29, of Williston and Lorrie Ann Lupfer, 30, of Williston were arrested and charged with one count each of felony possession of cocaine, felony possession of methamphetamine, possession of marijuana up to 1/2 an ounce and possession of drug paraphernalia. In addition to the drug charges and unrelated to this case, Mr. Mason was arrested for felony breaking and entering and nonpayment of child support.

Mr. Mason and Mr. Lupfer remain in custody at the Carteret County Jail under a $26,245.07 and $20,000 secured bond, respectively. Ms. Lupfer was released on a $10,000 secured bond.

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Disappointing to see an old friend so lost in life. Great potential wasted. I hope he is able to turn his life around and do something productive.

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