Stanly County Drug Operation Yields 13 Arrests


The following information was composed and disseminated by the Stanly County Sheriff’s Office:

On February 3, 2016 multiple law enforcement jurisdictions conducted an operation to arrest suspected drug dealers in Stanly County after months of investigation.  This criminal investigation is a result of complaints from citizens for offenders who were distributing controlled substances within Stanly County.  The investigative efforts resulted in the identification of multiple offenders and their locations.

In the course of the operation, (2) search warrants were executed and a total of (13) offenders were arrested.  The (13) arrest produced (127) different charges ranging from:

  • Possession with Intent to Sell and Deliver Controlled Substances 
  • Trafficking Controlled Substances 
  • Conspiracy to Sell and Deliver Controlled Substances
  • Felony Possession of Controlled Substances
  • Sell and Deliver Controlled Substances
  • Maintaining a Dwelling for Controlled Substances

More charges are pending at this time and also the District Attorney’s Office will be discussing Habitual Offender indictments on certain individuals. Bonds set for all offenders arrested total approximately $475,000.  Each person arrested is scheduled for their District Court appearance in Stanly County February 4, 2016 at 9:30AM.

Agencies that participated:

  1. North Carolina Alcohol Law Enforcement
  2. Stanly County Sheriff’s Office
  3. Albemarle Police Department
  4. Stanfield Police Department
  5. Oakboro Police Department
  6. Locust Police Department
  7.  Norwood Police Department
  8. Misenheimer Police Department
  9. U. S. Homeland Security Investigations
  10.  Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco and Firearms
  11. North Carolina Probation and Parole
  12.  North Carolina Department of Correction
  13.  Stanly County District Attorney’s Office
  14. Badin Police Department

Stanly County Sheriff George T. Burris and Albemarle Police Chief Danny Bowen expressed their gratitude for all the agencies that came to assist during this operation.  They both agreed, “it was a great success.” 


Contact: Shannon O'Toole