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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday April 26th, 2022 :: 01:29 p.m. EDT


Drug Raid Yields Large Amount of Meth

Lt. Detective Chris Taylor, McDowell County Sheriff’s Office,  charged 48-year-old Steven Lynn Milam of Marion with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession with the Intent to Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine, Felonious Possession of Methamphetamine and Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep a Controlled Substance. He was given a $290,000 secured bond.

Also charged was 30-year-old Dakota Tyanna McCool of Marion. She was charged with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possession with the Intent to Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine and Felonious Possession of Methamphetamine. She was given a $280,000 secured bond.

On Thursday, April 14th, Detectives with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office, Officers with the Marion Police Department, Agents from the NC State Bureau of Investigations and SWAT team members from the Sheriff’s Office and Police Department executed a search warrant on Milam’s residence in the Woodlawn community.  The search turned up 800 grams of methamphetamine with a retail street value of $64,000 and US Currency.  

 “Another great example of agencies working together to disrupt and dismantle another drug trafficker in McDowell County. I appreciate our drug enforcement and the other agencies collaborative efforts in this investigation.” Sheriff Buchanan.

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

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