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Jesus Antonio Franco Enriquez
courtesy of Burke Co. Sheriff's Office

Georgia Man Arrested in Burke County on Felony Meth Charges

45-year-old Jesus Antonio Franco Enriquez of Roswell, Georgia has been arrested on felony counts of trafficking of methamphetamine, maintaining a vehicle for a controlled substance, possession of methamphetamine, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver meth.

On Friday (August 26), a multi-jurisdictional investigation resulted in the seizure of approximately 18 pounds of methamphetamine. Agencies involved include the by Burke County Sheriff’s Office, the Morganton Department of Public Safety, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety’s K-9 Unit, and the Lenoir Police Department.

Enriquez was jailed under a total bond of $1,000,000, secured. A first appearance in District Court was scheduled today (August 29) in Morganton.