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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Thursday August 12th, 2021 :: 10:02 a.m. EDT


Deputy stops vehicle and finds meth

                Deputy D.J. Jones of the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged Donald Alan Helms, 44, address listed as Hickory, with possession of methamphetamine and possession of an open container after consuming alcohol.
                At 3:30 a.m. on Sunday, July 18, Jones stopped a vehicle on Interstate 40 for multiple traffic violations.
                Jones saw drug paraphernalia in plain sight inside the car. A subsequent search of Helms and the automobile turned up methamphetamine and a half-empty bottle of beer.
                A photo of Helms was not available.

McDowell County Sheriff's Office
593 Spaulding Rd
Marion, NC 28752

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Richelle Bailey
McDowell County Sheriff's Office
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