The Avery County Sheriff's Department has made several arrests after an investigation into meth sales.

Avery Sheriff Kevin Frye says Christopher Ellis, age 25, of Lenoir, was charged January 10 with trafficking methamphetamine.

On January 7, Maricela Lerma, age 46, and Scott Fortner, age 57, both of Bakersville, each were charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine.

All three arrests are the result of a two month investigation into Methamphetamine sales in the Elk Park area.