Asheville -- May 17, 2023: The following was reported by the Buncombe County Sheriff's
Office on social media May 16, 2023:

π—›π—”π—Ÿπ—™-𝗣𝗒𝗨𝗑𝗗 𝗒𝗙 π— π—˜π—§π—›, 𝗀𝗨𝗔π—₯π—§π—˜π—₯-𝗣𝗒𝗨𝗑𝗗 𝗒𝗙 π—™π—˜π—‘π—§π—”π—‘π—¬π—Ÿ π—¦π—˜π—œπ—­π—˜π——, π—–π—”π—‘π——π—Ÿπ—˜π—₯ 𝗠𝗔𝗑 𝗖𝗛𝗔π—₯π—šπ—˜π—— π—ͺπ—œπ—§π—›
π—‘π—¨π— π—˜π—₯𝗒𝗨𝗦 π—™π—˜π—Ÿπ—’π—‘π—¬ 𝗗π—₯π—¨π—š 𝗖𝗛𝗔π—₯π—šπ—˜π—¦

(May 12, 2023) On Thursday, members of Buncombe County Illegal Gun Reduction and Narcotics Task Force (IGRANT), Haywood County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Unit, and DEA-Asheville Post executed a search warrant at a motel room in Candler.
As a result of the search warrant, the following items were seized:
.54 pounds or 249 Grams of Methamphetamine
.25 pounds or 114.1 Grams of Fentanyl
29.4 Grams of Cocaine
194.2 Grams of Ephedrine
$4,034 in U.S. currency
Stacey Eugene Lail, age 49, of Candler, was taken into custody and charged with the following:
β€’ Two counts of Trafficking Methamphetamine
β€’ Trafficking Fentanyl
β€’ Trafficking Cocaine
β€’ Felony PWIMSD SCH I
β€’ Felony PWIMSD SCH II
β€’ Felony Maintaining a VEH/DWELL/PLACE Controlled Substance
β€’ Two counts of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia
β€œThank you to the Haywood County Sheriff's Office and the DEA for their partnership with this investigation. The Buncombe County Sheriff’s Office will continue to work to dismantle high-level drug trafficking operations in our community,” says Buncombe County Sheriff Quentin Miller.
Mr. Lail is being held at the Buncombe County Detention Facility on a $30,000 bond.

Editor's Note:* A criminal charge is an accusation, by law, a person accused of a crime is innocent until proven in a court of law.


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