Meth Trafficker Jailed, off the street

LENOIR, NC (October 15, 2018) — Sheriff Alan C. Jones has announced on October 12, 2018, pursuant to a search at 3450 Evanbrook Court in Lenoir, a suspect was arrested and charged with felony drug and firearm violations.  Zachery George Stephenson, age 25, with a listed address of 1917 Norwood Street Lenoir, was charged by the Ice Unit with Trafficking in Methamphetamine and Possession of a Stolen Firearm.  The firearm, identified as a Ruger 9mm pistol, had been reported stolen from Lenoir.

At the time of the search, Stephenson was found in a spare room of the residence and had approximately 90 grams of methamphetamine hidden inside a dresser.  The gun was in the same dresser in the drawer next to the methamphetamine.  He was subsequently arrested and interviewed by Agents.  The methamphetamine has a street value of $13,500 according to North Carolina State Drug Guidelines. If convicted, he is looking at mandatory time in prison.

“We are dedicated in making our county safer.  Another drug dealer is out of business and off the streets.” – Sheriff Alan C. Jones

As a result, Stephenson was incarcerated in the Caldwell County Detention Center under a $75,000 secured bond.  He has a court date in District Court set for October 15, 2018. 

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.