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This week’s headline

Two arrested on drug charges

By James Matthews


A man and a woman were arrested on charges relating to drugs, Tuesday (October 7).
Anthony Duke Maney, 29, of Waynesville and Nina Ashley Howard, 31, of Erwin Hills were arrested Tuesday night.

The two were arrested near the intersection of Erwin Hills Road and Lees Creek Road in the Erwin Hills community between Erwin High School, West Buncombe Elementary School, and Eblen Intermediate School. Read more...


Last week’s headline

Barry arrested for weed operation

 By James Matthews


An Alexander resident was arrested in connection with an illicit drug operation.
Eric Matthew Barry, 34, of Paint Horse Drive in Alexander was arrested in connection with a recent raid by the Buncombe County Anti-Crime Task Force (BCAT).
Last week, the Leader printed a story regarding BCAT’s busts. In a press release, the sheriff’s office reported that a follow-up investigation by the task force on Friday (September 16) had resulted in the discovery of a large marijuana grow operation.

“[BCAT] agents developed probable cause, applied for, and received a search warrant to search that residence for evidence of the manufacture of marijuana. Once the search warrant was executed agents discovered 151 marijuana plants and eight plus pounds of processed marijuana with a total street value of in excess of $400,000. In addition agents discovered felony amounts of illegally possessed pharmaceuticals,” according to a press release.


For the rest of the story, pick a copy of this week’s Leicester Leader.


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