Seized items

Items seized during recent methamphetamine arrests made by Avery County Sheriff's Office.

NEWLAND — Avery County Sheriff’s Office has charged three individuals as a result of investigations into methamphetamine sales and distribution.

On Jan. 10, 2020, detectives and deputies with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest of Christopher Ellis 25, of Lenoir. Ellis was charged with trafficking methamphetamine. The arrest ended a two-month investigation into methamphetamine sales in the Elk Park area, according to a press release from Sheriff Kevin Frye.

On Jan. 7, 2020, detectives and deputies with the Avery County Sheriff’s Office made an arrest of Maricela Lerma, 46, of Bakersville and Scott Fortner, 57, of Bakersville. Both parties where charged with possession with intent to sell/deliver methamphetamine. Both arrests where also part of a lengthy investigation into methamphetamine sales in the Elk Park area, according to the release.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.