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Scottie Alan Keith Frady
all images courtesy of Burke Co. Sheriff's Office

Marion Man Arrested on Felony Meth & Firearms Charges

26-year-old Scottie Alan Keith Frady of Proctor Knob Road in Marion has been arrested on felony counts of trafficking methamphetamine, possession of meth, possession of a firearm by a convicted felon, and possession with intent to manufacture, sell, or deliver meth.

He was also charged with a felony parole violation. Frady was paroled following a July 2021 conviction in McDowell County on felony counts of possession of a firearm by a felon and possession of a schedule II controlled substance. At that time, he was given a ten-month minimum sentence and was later released in March of 2022. Frady was then re-imprisoned in July 2022 and released again in October.

Wednesday (May 17), Burke County Narcotics Investigators assisted the United States Marshal Service Carolinas Regional Fugitive Task Force and North Carolina Probation & Parole Officers as they served an arrest warrant on Frady for a parole violation. He was found at an address on North Carolina Highway 18-U.S. 64 in Morganton where he was taken into custody without incident.

Burke County Sheriff’s Investigators obtained a search warrant and seized approximately 2,160 grams (4.7 pounds) of methamphetamine, two handguns, body armor, and U.S. currency. Through further investigation, an A.R.-style pistol and a M11 sub-machine gun were recovered in Rutherford County. With assistance from the Sheriff’s offices in McDowell and Rutherford counties, those two firearms were turned over to the Burke County Sheriff’s Office. One of the firearms may be fully automatic. As a result, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, & Explosives has been contacted for additional assistance.

Frady has been jailed in Burke County with bond set at $75,000, secured. He remained in jail as of this morning (May 19). Frady was scheduled to make a first appearance in District Court today in Morganton.