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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Tuesday May 24th, 2022 :: 10:00 a.m. EDT


Marion Man Charged with Drug Trafficking

Lt. Kirk Hensley with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office Community Impact Team charged 27-year-old Christopher Jaren Forney with Felonious Possession of Methamphetamine and Trafficking in Opium or Heroin.  He was given an $85,000 secured bond.

On April 30th, Detectives with the Community Impact Team spotted Forney at a local store.  He was arrested for an outstanding child support warrant and a search of his person turned up methamphetamine and opioid pain pills.

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

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