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Two Suspects Charged With Felony Offenses Following Investigation
L-R: Amber Dawn Harris and Ryan William Shambre
Courtesy of Burke County Sheriff's Office

Two Suspects Charged With Felony Offenses Following Investigation

34-year-old Amber Dawn Harris and 37-year-old Ryan William Shambre, both of the same Putnam Street, Morganton, address, were arrested by Burke County Sheriff’s Officers. Both suspects are charged with felony possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Harris is additionally charged with felony counts of trafficking opium or heroin, trafficking in methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle, dwelling, or place for controlled substance, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, and deliver marijuana.

Last Friday (February 12), after more than two months of investigation into suspected drug distribution, Burke County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Detectives served a search warrant at an address on Putnam Street in Morganton. While there, officers made contact with Amber Dawn Harris and Ryan William Shambre. The search of the residence reportedly resulted in the discovery of heroin, methamphetamine, marijuana, two firearms and drug paraphernalia.

Harris received a $55,000 secured bond. Shambre was given a $15,000 secured bond. Neither suspect is currently listed as an inmate in Burke County. Both suspects were scheduled to appear in District Court today (February 18).