Asheville -- April 3, 2023: During Tuesday afternoon's crime prevention efforts in the west Asheville area,

detectives and officers from the Asheville Police Department collaborated to apprehend a man for fentanyl trafficking.

While conducting crime prevention on Haywood Road, officers made contact with Rashied Olajuwon Richardson at 2:52 p.m. on April 2. During the investigation, Richardson was found to be in possession of a trafficking amount of drugs.

Arrested:

Rashied Olajuwon Richardson (06/10/1986)

-Trafficking in Opium or Heroin by Possession (Level II)

-Trafficking in Opium or Heroin by Transport (Level II)

-Felony Possess Schedule II

-Maintain a Vehicle for Controlled Substances

Seized:

-19.91g of fentanyl

-1.29g of crack cocaine

-7.59g of marijuana

Richardson was booked into Buncombe County Detention Facility under NO BOND (ineligible for release) due to the Pretrial Integrity Act.

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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