Lenoir man arrested for trafficking methamphetamine

Lenoir man arrested for trafficking methamphetamine

Sheriff Alan C. Jones announced on March 3, 2022, Narcotic Agents with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office and the Detectives with the Lenoir Police Department made an arrest on a Methamphetamine Trafficker.   

Kevin Michael Hartley, age 38, of 637 Kincaid Circle in Lenoir was arrested and charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine. He was placed in the Caldwell Detention Center under a $250,000 secured bond. Hartley is currently on Federal Probation with the U.S. Probation Office of Western North Carolina for a prior drug conviction.   

 In the early morning hours of March 3, 2022, A search warrant was executed by Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. Team at Hartley’s residence. A search of the residence resulted in the seizure of 36 grams of Methamphetamine. The total drugs seized during the month long investigation included 94 grams of Methamphetamine. The total street value of narcotics seized was $14,100 according to North Carolina State Drug Guidelines.

“This was a substantial bust on a prior offender.”  – Sheriff Alan C. Jones 

The Caldwell County Sheriff's Office is always in search of any information involving the use and distribution of illegal controlled substances.  A concerned citizen’s information and assistance will be kept confidential.  If you have any information concerning illegal drug activity in Caldwell County, please contact the: 

Caldwell County Sheriff's Office I.C.E. Unit at 828-757-1178.

Lenoir Police Department’s Narcotics Division at 828-757-2145.

Hudson Police Department at 828-728-5021.

Granite Falls Police Department at 828-396-3358.

Caldwell County Crime Stoppers at 828-758-8300.

(This Press Release was written by Lt. J.A. Blazer per authority Sheriff Alan C. Jones)

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