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DEPUTIES: Family Fruit Stand Front For Drugs

Father and son pair arrested for selling opiates with melons, berries, and other home-grown goods.

Deputies in Wayne County said after a three month long investigation, a father and son were arrested on charges of drug trafficking at their family fruit stand.

Larry Lane of Dudley, and his son, Jerry Lane of Mount Olive are both being held in the Wayne County Jail on multiple drug charges.

Investigators say the father-son team were selling prescription drugs, namely those with opiates, at their family fruit stand, Larry's Fruit stand, on Highway 117 South. Members of the State Bureau of Investigation, the A.C.E. Team, and deputies worked together to do undercover drug buys from the fruit stand.

The father, Larry Lane, is facing 4 counts of Maintaining a Dwelling for the sale of Narcotics, among other trafficking charges. His secured bond was set at $731,000.00.

The son, Jerry Lane, is facing 8 counts of Level I Trafficking in Opiates among other related charges. His secured bond set at $1,350,000.00.


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