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Deputies Stop Over a Quarter Pound of Meth Entering into Ashe County

Last Updated on January 30, 2024 7:21 pm

Creston – Sheriff B.Phil Howell announces the arrest of 43-year-old Robert Lee Robinson Jr. from Rutherford College, NC. Robinson was arrested on an outstanding warrant and subsequently charged with 2 Felony counts of Traffick in Methamphetamine.

On Jan. 22, Sheriff Deputy Cody Call was performing routine traffic stops on NC HWY 88 W in Creston. Deputy Call initiated a traffic stop on Robinson's vehicle and the Ashe County 911 Dispatch confirmed that Robinson had an outstanding warrant from Caldwell County for larceny. While performing a pat down search, deputies located a sock with a large amount of a crystal substance, later identified as Methamphetamine. The substance will be sent to the NCSBI lab for further testing.

Deputies seized approximately 114 grams of Methamphetamine, which is around a quarter of a pound. Deputies transported Robinson to the Ashe County Detention Center without further incident.

Robinson was booked and is being held at the Ashe County Detention Center under a $250,000 secure bond. Charges include:

• Outstanding Warrant (Larceny) from Caldwell County –

• Two Counts of Felony Trafficking in Methamphetamine

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