Report: Salisbury man arrested after selling pills to undercover investigators

Published 12:00 am Tuesday, November 8, 2011

SALISBURY ó Rowan County investigators charged a Salisbury man Tuesday after deputies said he sold more than 60 hydrocodone pills to undercover officers.
According to the Rowan County Sheriffís Office, undercover investigators made purchases of ěopium-based medicationsî from Tracy Wade Sprinkle, 50, 1611 Old Concord Road starting in late September.
On Tuesday, during an undercover operation, deputies arrested Sprinkle and charged him with six counts of felony trafficking in opium, two counts of felony possession with intent to manufacture, sell and deliver hydrocodone and two counts of felony selling and delivering narcotics.
He was in jail Tuesday after receiving a $50,000 bond.
According to the N.C. Department of Corrections offender registry database, Sprinkle is a convicted felon, including a 1997 conviction on two counts of felony indecent liberty with children from 1992 and 1994.