Asheville -- Mach 26, 2024: Asheville Police Department Press Release:  Detectives and officers arrested a man on open

warrants for gun and drug charges while following up on a January investigation in South Asheville on Monday afternoon.

While conducting crime prevention in the South Asheville Area on March 25, officers made contact with Kenneth Emanuel
Perry, who was wanted on several open warrants for illegally possessing firearms and trafficking drugs.

Perry was taken into custody on the following: -Warrant: Possession of Firearm by Felon

-Warrant: Possession of a Stolen Firearm
-Warrant: Trafficking in Opium or Heroin
-Warrant: Felony Possess Schedule II x2
-Warrant: Possession With Intent Sell/Deliver Schedule VI
-Warrant: Maintain a Dwelling for Controlled Substances
-Warrant: Resist Officers
-Warrant: Possession of Drug Paraphernalia

Perry was booked into the Buncombe County Detention Facility under NO BOND (ineligible for release) issued by the magistrate.

Perry’s open warrants are the result of an extensive investigation into illegal drug sales. In January, detectives were following up on community complaints when they executed a search warrant on Perry's residence. There they recovered two firearms, one of which was reported stolen. In addition to this, Perry was also found to be trafficking fentanyl.
-MK11 pistol (9mm)
-Springfield XP5 (.45 cal) *reported stolen*
-267.52g of fentanyl
-80.43g of crack cocaine
-4DU of MDMA

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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