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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Monday September 26th, 2022 :: 10:00 a.m. EDT


North Cove Man Charged with Meth Trafficking

Detective David Jones with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office Community Impact Team charged 33-year-old James Marvin McKinney of the North Cove community with Trafficking in Methamphetamine, Possess with the Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Methamphetamine, Possess Methamphetamine, and Maintaining a Dwelling to Keep a Controlled Substance. A Magistrate issued McKinney a $100,000 secured bond.

On August 31st, Detectives with the Sheriff’s Office and Wildlife Officers with the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission executed a search warrant on McKinney’s residence. The searched turned up a trafficking amount of methamphetamine.

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

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