Sheriff’s Office arrests man after finding roughly 10 grams of drugs

Published 11:02 am Monday, April 12, 2021

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The Stanly County Sheriff Office’s Narcotics Division and S.W.A.T. team arrested Dewarren Torress Mcauley Jr. in New London Friday after finding close to 10 grams of various drugs, according to a Sheriff’s Office press release.

Law enforcement executed a narcotics search warrant at 38836-B NC Highway 740 in New London, where investigators seized approximately 5.4 grams of heroin/fentanyl, 4.5 grams of Oxycodone and drug paraphernalia.

Dewarren Torress Mcauley Jr. was charged with two counts of trafficking opium or heroin, possession with intent to manufacture, sell and distribute heroin, maintaining vehicle/dwelling place for controlled substances, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

Dewarren Torress Mcauley Jr.

He was placed in jail on a $200,000 bond but has since been released, since his name does not appear in the jail’s inmate inquiry on its website.

Mcauley has an initial court appearance in District Court in Albemarle on May 3.

About Chris Miller

Chris Miller has been with the SNAP since January 2019. He is a graduate of NC State and received his Master's in Journalism from the University of Maryland. He previously wrote for the Capital News Service in Annapolis, where many of his stories on immigration and culture were published in national papers via the AP wire.

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