Recent Western NC Drug Bust News

drug treatment in Asheville NCDrugs are being abused all over the U.S. This is the case for western NC as well, unfortunately. Every day, you hear about another drug bust or arrest related to substance abuse. Below, you'll find the latest drug news from this area. If someone you care about needs quality drug treatment in Asheville NC, call Legacy now.

Hendersonville News 

In August, law enforcement started investigating drug activity at a residence in Hendersonville. It eventually led to a drug bust. Several people were involved in this drug activity. By mid-September, law enforcement had a search warrant for this residence in Hendersonville. Upon the search, they found stolen handguns, methamphetamine, schedule II and IV prescription medications, drug paraphernalia and more.

Unfortunately, two children were living there. These kids were placed into Department of Social Services' care when they responded to the scene.

Below, you will find the names of those that were arrested and the charges they were given by the Henderson County sheriff's office.

Donald David Lewis, 57, of Hendersonville

  • Felony possession with intent to manufacture/sell and deliver methamphetamine
  • Felony maintaining a vehicle/dwelling place for sale and delivery of methamphetamine
  • Misdemeanor simple possession of schedule II narcotics
  • Misdemeanor simple possession of schedule IV narcotics
  • Was held under a $27,000 bond in the Henderson County Jail.

Leah Maureen Staton, 19, of Hendersonville

  • Felony possession of methamphetamine
  • Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Misdemeanor child abuse
  • Was held under a $10,500 bond in the Henderson County Jail

Alicia Jane Moore, 40, of Hendersonville

  • Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia
  • Moore posted a $500 bail and was released

Dylan Thorne West, 24, of Mills River

  • Misdemeanor possession of drug paraphernalia
  • West served two days and was given credit for time served on Henderson County charges
  • He was then released to Buncombe County authorities on outstanding warrants.

North Asheville News

According to in September "Police seized drugs and guns, including a stolen AK-47, in a Friday morning raid of a North Asheville apartment. The department's Emergency Response Team and Public Housing Unit were using a search warrant in an investigation into stolen guns when they went into the unit of Hillcrest Apartments, according to police reports and department spokesman Wally Welch. Hillcrest offers subsidized rent to low-income residents."

Here, you'll find those that were arrested and the charges they received.

Darion Smith

  • Felony breaking and entering
  • Larceny after breaking and entering
  • Three counts of larceny of a firearm
  • Three counts of possession of a stolen firearm
  • Possession with intent to sell and deliver crack cocaine
  • Possession with intent to sell and deliver marijuana
  • He also had warrants served on him for assault and for gambling
  • His bond was set at $150,000

Katrina Smith

  • Three counts of possession of a stolen firearm
  • Simple possession of marijuana
  • Her bond was set at $30,000

Reading about drug-related news in crimes can help us bring awareness of how bad this problem has become in western North Carolina. If you struggle with drug abuse, or you know someone who does, it's important to consider help. In addition to friends and family, drug rehab can help.

If you are interested in learning more about drug news, stay tuned. We typically report back to you with updates at least once a month.

With all of this drug news, it's important to remember that drug rehab can help those that are struggling with addiction. If you, or someone you love, are getting in trouble with the law over drugs, contact Legacy Freedom. We are here to help.

We will also continue bringing you the latest drug reports in the Western NC area, as well. Stay tuned for more information from Legacy Freedom of Asheville.

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