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Local drug dealer jailed after SWAT raid

Jakime Raheim Whiteside

LENOIR, NC (September 18, 2018) — Sheriff Alan C. Jones has announced on September 18, 2018, at approximately 5:00 am in the morning, SWAT and Narcotic Agents with the Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office Ice Unit and Lenoir Police Department executed a drug search warrant located at 106 Virginia Street in Lenoir, NC.  The suspect, Jakime Raheim Whiteside, age 25, was taken into custody without incident.  The search warrant was issued after narcotic agents conducted several undercover buys from him. Agents searched the residence and seized approximately 24 grams of methamphetamine, 18 grams of cocaine, 19 grams of heroin, 35 grams of marijuana, a .40 caliber semi-automatic pistol, and $3,150 in cash.  The drugs have a street value of $19,910 according to North Carolina State Drug Guidelines.

As a result, Whiteside was arrested and charged Felony Trafficking in Heroin, Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Methamphetamine, Possession with Intent to Sell/Deliver Cocaine, and Maintain a Dwelling to Keep/Store a Controlled Substance.  He was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $50,000 secured bond and has a first appearance in District Court in Lenoir on September 20, 2018.  Agents say that additional charges are likely in the future.

 “This was great teamwork between the agencies which resulted in yet another significant drug dealer off the streets – Sheriff Alan C. Jones

The Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office is always in search of any information involving the use and distribution of illegal controlled substances.  A concerned citizen’s information and assistance will be kept confidential.  If you have any information concerning illegal drug activity in Caldwell County, please contact the:

Caldwell County Sheriff’s Office I.C.E. Unit at 828-757-1178.

Lenoir Police Department’s Narcotics Division at 828-757-2145.

Hudson Police Department at 828-728-5021.

Granite Falls Police Department at 828-396-3358.

Caldwell County Crimestoppers at 828-758-8300.