Do you, or someone you love, suffer from an addiction to drugs? If so, it's time to consider the facts. Turing on the news will show story after story of drug users being caught up in a crime, overdose or worse. The use of dangerous drugs in the U.S. is growing rapidly. Unfortunately, things seem to be getting worse. Police forces are taking the initiative to put an end to this drug epidemic in western NC.
Below, you will find updated information on drug charges and other issues that have stemmed from drug abuse in the western NC area, this year alone. For the best drug treatment in Asheville NC, look no further than Legacy Freedom. We can help you and your family beat addiction.
April 2017 Drug News for Western NC
Ryan Evans is a 27-year-old male that has been sentenced to 90 months minimum or 120 months maximum for heroin trafficking and possession of drug paraphernalia. He pleaded guilty in Asheville NC just last month. He will spend more than eight years in prison after this court session. He will spend his time at the North Carolina Department of corrections.
Also last month, Shannon Shelton was sentenced to prison time for pleading guilty to opiate drug trafficking, conspiracy to traffic opiates and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud. She was also obtaining controlled substances by fraud and had several counts on each of these charges.
The 37-year-old female will spend at least five years in prison with a maximum sentence of 93 months.
Shelton was working with Doris Worly previously and both women have convictions for prescription drug fraud and other drug offenses, as well. Some of the charges date back to 2014.
Both of these women were charged, but have never spent time in jail. After pleading guilty to charges in 2016, they are now both sentenced to jail time. If you've been in jail because of an addiction, call Legacy Freedom. We offer quality alcohol and drug treatment in Asheville NC.
In Madison County North Carolina, there were eight people arrested on March 29. Police officers raided a home in Leicester and found what drug users and traffickers call a flophouse. Authorities found a large amount of heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, drug paraphernalia and other illicit pills.
Below, you'll find charges for all eight individuals found in the home at the time of the raid, according to citizentimes.com:
- Home renter, Holly Chandler, was charged with felony possession of heroin, felony possession of methamphetamine, possession with the intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver methamphetamine, felony maintaining a dwelling for a controlled substance, and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- Regina Massey was charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.
- Felisha Nicole Massey, who authorities say is currently on felony probation, was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
- Angela Thomas was charged with felony possession of methamphetamine and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- Joseph James Ciancio, who authorities say is currently on felony probation, was charged with possession of schedule II and possession of drug paraphernalia.
- William Travis Ball was arrested and charged with altering a serial number on a firearm.
- Joni Leanne Massey was charged with possession of drug paraphernalia.
- Jonathan Wyatt had outstanding warrants for his arrest in Buncombe County.
- Charges for Jonathan have been issued for possession of drug paraphernalia.
Devin Michael was charged at the end of last month with trafficking opium or heroin and cocaine. This 27-year-old male was trafficking, had possession of drugs with intent to sell, deliver or manufacture controlled substances, and also had possession of drug paraphernalia, and maintained a vehicle used for selling and storing controlled substances. He also got a charge of possession of controlled substance oxycodone, as well.
Michael had 57 units of opiates, 10 doses of crack, one unit of oxycodone and 35g of cocaine in his possession when Asheville police arrested him.
Michael was operating a motor vehicle while impaired. He refused a blood test and received a citation for impeding traffic, as well.
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As you can see, drug use in the western NC area is at an all-time high. This is just news from the last month of March. Each month, there are more and more news stories to report on drug use, trafficking and more.
Keep in mind that local officers are on top of drug abuse and crimes that are related to them, as well. They're also working closely with the drug administration agencies and more to get this problem under control. They're working towards shutting down the heroin epidemic and lowering overdoses in all cases.
We hope this information helps you better understand how serious this situation is becoming. It might be time for you or someone you love to consider rehab.
Outpatient Alcohol and Drug Treatment in Asheville NC for 2017
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 2017. 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.