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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Wednesday January 11th, 2023 :: 11:25 a.m. EST


Marion Man Charged with Gun and Drug Crimes

Detective Jesse Hicks with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office Community Impact Team charged 25-year-old Caleb Ray Thomason with two counts of Felony Possession Sch II C. S., two counts of Possession with Intent to Manufacture, Sell or Deliver Sch II C. S. and Misdemeanor Carrying Concealed Weapon. A magistrate issued Thomason a $50,000 secured bond.
On December 12th, 2022, Detective Hicks was patrolling the Dysartsville area. Detective Hicks observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed and initiated a traffic stop. The driver was identified as Thomason and there were no passengers in the vehicle. Upon searching the vehicle, 5.8 grams of Cocaine, 2 grams of Fentanyl and a handgun were located. A scale and a quantity of cash were also found in the vehicle.

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

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