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McDowell County Sheriff's Office
Friday January 20th, 2023 :: 02:00 p.m. EST


Woman Charged With Possession of Methamphetamine

Deputy Matthew Smith with the McDowell County Sheriff’s Office charged 19-year-old Furie Nikayla Benge with felonious Possession of Methamphetamine. A magistrate issued Benge a $2,000 secured bond.

On January 12th, Deputy Smith was patrolling the Harmony Grove Rd. area when he stopped a vehicle for numerous traffic violations. The unknown male driver fled on foot. Benge was a passenger and a search of her turned up methamphetamine and drug paraphernalia. The male driver was not apprehended and this incident is still under further investigation.     

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

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