A Petersburg man was arrested, and a large quantity of narcotic pills were confiscated nearly two weeks ago following a lengthy investigation by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Department.

“It had been an ongoing investigation where we were able to secure a search warrant,” said Investigator Mike Pitts of the sheriff’s department.

The search warrant was executed at 125 S. High Street, Petersburg, early in the afternoon on Dec. 21, where the suspect, Michael David Inglis, and one other individual resided.

During the investigation, it was determined that the other individual was not involved in the drug operation, Pitts said.

 Inglis allegedly had about 200 different schedule narcotic pills, which included Oxycodone, Hydrocodone and Xanax, Pitts explained, noting that the suspect also had multiple firearms with the pills.

Inglis was charged with five counts of possession of a schedule II drug for resale, five counts of possession of a schedule II drug, two counts of possession of a schedule IV drug for resale, possession of a firearm during a felony, possession of a schedule III drug, two counts of possession of a schedule IV drug and possession of drug paraphernalia.

He was held at the Lincoln County Jail on $237,500 bond. Deputy Jesse Mills was the arresting officer.

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