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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Friday September 16th, 2022 :: 10:00 a.m. EDT


Nebo Man Charged with Meth and Gun Crimes

Deputy Robert Watson with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 43-year-old Benny Joe Lister of Nebo with Felonious Possession of Methamphetamine, Possession of a Stolen Firearm and Carrying a Concealed Weapon. A Magistrate issued Lister a $5,000 secured Bond.

On August 25th, Deputy Watson stopped Lister’s vehicle on Sugar Hill Road for multiple traffic violations. Lister did not have a valid driver's license and a search of his vehicle turned up methamphetamine and two handguns, one of which was reported stolen out of Morganton, NC.

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

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