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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Friday September 30th, 2022 :: 10:00 a.m. EDT


Marion Man Charged for Possessing Illegal Shotgun

Deputy Jordan Cox with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 19-year-old Sammy Dalson Burleson with Possession of a Weapon of Mass Destruction. A Magistrate issued Burleson a $15,000 secured bond.

On September 13th, Deputy Cox stopped a vehicle on Jacktown Road for multiple traffic violations. Burleson was a passenger in the vehicle and a search turned up a sawed-off shotgun found in his backpack.  Suspected items of controlled substances were also found and have been sent to the NC State Crime Lab for analysis.

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

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