Recent Drug Bust News for Western NC

drug treatment in Asheville NCDrug abuse and crime is happening all over North Carolina. In fact, it's happening all over the country. However, in western NC, law enforcement is cracking down on those who are abusing drugs and also those who are manufacturing and trafficking them, as well.Below, you'll find recent drug bust news that has been in the media lately. These range from the Asheville NC area and down into the foothills of the WNC mountains. For drug treatment in Asheville NC that you can trust in 2018, call Legacy today. Ask about our outpatient programs.

Carissa Jones, 24 - Rosetta Lane in Arden, NC

According to wlos.com, "On Jan. 16, 2018, with assistance from Henderson County Sheriff's Office’s Direct Enforcement Team, agents with the Buncombe County Anti-Crime Task Force executed a search warrant at Jones’ Arden residence. Agents seized quantities of marijuana and suspected heroin, drug paraphernalia, and multiple items of evidence directly linking her to the intercepted parcels. Jones faces five felony counts of conspiracy to sell/deliver Schedule I controlled substance and three felony counts of conspiracy to sell/deliver heroin. She is in the Henderson County Jail under a $100,000 secured bond."

Here, you'll find a recap of drug busts in the foothills of the western NC mountains. These busts happened in December of 2017. Legacy Freedom offers the best alternative drug treatment in Asheville NC. Call us today to learn more.

Tracey Lynn Arnold, 54 - Dedmond Road in Mooresboro NC

  • one count of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine
  • one count of aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise
  • $1 million bond

Andy Darren Green, 49 - Andrews Mill Road in Bostic NC

  • two counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine
  • one count of aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise
  • $1 million bond

Roman Guzman, 27 - Lexington, SC

  • one count of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine
  • $500,000 bond

Ruben Guzman, 26 - Spartanburg, SC

  • two counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine
  • two counts of trafficking in methamphetamine
  • one count of aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise
  • $5 million bond

Ashlea Nicole Hawkins, 34 - High Shoals Church Road in Mooresboro NC

  • one count of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine
  • one count of aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise
  • $100,000 bond

Joshua Michael “Bubba” Lipe, 37 - Indian Waters Drive in Old Fort NC

  • two counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine and
  • one count of aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise
  • $5 million bond

Dennis Eugene Medley, 35 - Beechwood Road in Mooresboro NC

  • one count of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine
  • $1 million bond

Tonya Chris-Ann Mullinax, 40 - Jack McKinney Road in Forest City NC

  • one count of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine
  • $1 million bond
  • Deidre Diane Pearson, 38, of Dedmond Road in Mooresboro NC
  • two counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine
  • one count of aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise
  • $5 million bond

Dustin Bo Pearson, 30 - Cliffside St. in Rutherfordton

  • one count of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine
  • $1 million bond

Robin Ann Rhyne, 54 - Highway 70 Business East in Ellenboro NC

  • two counts of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine
  • one count of aiding and abetting continuing a criminal enterprise
  • $1 million bond

Allison Michelle Smith, 51 - Souther Road in Old Fort NC

  • one count of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine
  • one count of continuing a criminal enterprise
  • $5 million bond

Wesley Chad Smith, 42 - Durham Road in Mooresboro

  • one count of conspiracy to traffic methamphetamine
  • $500,000 bond

Here you'll find more drug busts and criminal acts that were related to the drug charges through persons of interest and association of someone in possession of illegal drugs in November of 2017. Law enforcement searched a storage unit that was called into suspicion after "detectives seized bags of methamphetamine, marijuana, a firearm with an altered and destroyed serial number, drug paraphernalia, and other miscellaneous items," according to whkp.com. If someone you love needs drug treatment in Asheville NC, have them give us a call. Legacy Freedom cares!

22 year old Lesia Leigh Cole of Leicester NC was charged with the following:

  • felony possession with intent to sell and deliver methamphetamine
  • misdemeanor possession of marijuana up to 1/2oz
  • misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia
  • bond was set at $7,600

26 year old Christopher John Swayngim of Asheville NC was charged with the following:

  • felony possession of a firearm with an altered and destroyed serial number
  • bond was set at $8,000

30 year old Dakota Ray Creek Hendersonville NC was brought in as a person of interest as having a connection with the storage unit that was searched.

As you can see, western NC is still struggling with a serious drug problem. Law enforcement is continuing to monitor situations where drug busts can be made. We will continue bringing you the latest news as it comes to us.

We hope this information helps you better understand how serious the drug problem has become in NC as well as all over the country. Help spread awareness of drug rehab and how treatment programs offered by Legacy Freedom can help those with drug abuse issues.

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Sometimes, professional treatment or drug rehab is the only way to rise above addiction and heroin use. Legacy Freedom of Asheville offers tailored treatments that help the direct needs of each of our patients. Support structures are a vital part of all recovery ventures. Several of our therapies occur in a group setting, surrounding you with the support you need to get back on the right path. It’s important to consider getting help, especially during the turn of the season, when you aren’t sure how the weather might affect your recovery.

If you, or someone you know, are suffering from a substance abuse problem, it's time to get drug treatment. While it’s easy to believe that you are alone in this struggle, that is the farthest thing from the truth. There are numerous people dealing with addiction in the world, and right here in Asheville.

Regardless of how bad drug or alcohol use has become, help is always available in 2018. Contact Legacy Freedom for alcohol and drug treatment in Asheville NC that you can trust. We are here to help you get back on track to a healthier, happier life in the new year.

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